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Bicycling in Hawaii

What Could $1.5 Billion Buy You (Besides More Of The Rail Project)? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Could $1.5 Billion Buy You (Besides More Of The Rail Project)?

The Honolulu City Council is weighing extending the general excise tax surcharge by five more years to raise $1.5 billion more for rail. But what else could all that money pay for?
Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

On the south shore of Oahu, distracted driving was responsible for many pedestrian deaths.
Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections

Councilman Trevor Ozawa's bill would require two Council hearings before any bike lane could be installed.
In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu

The Guardian reports on what happened when Parisians walked, biked or relied on public transit for a day.
It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter

It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter

An assessment of the controversial Honolulu Police Commission is up next for the panel looking at improving the structure of Oahu's government.
The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All

BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.
City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says

Some projects were never built, resulting in a loss of federal funds. The lack of adequate financial tracking between departments is cited.
Civil Bytes: Bikeshare Hawaii Wants You Out of Your Car Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: Bikeshare Hawaii Wants You Out of Your Car

Organizers of an ambitious effort starting in downtown Honolulu eventually hope to have about 2,000 bikes across 200 stations.
Honolulu Bike Lane: If You Build It, They Will Come City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Bike Lane: If You Build It, They Will Come

The King Street protected lane is a great start. But the city needs to work quickly to beef up its bike-friendly projects.
Why I Ride a Bike in Honolulu — and Why You Should Too

Why I Ride a Bike in Honolulu — and Why You Should Too

It makes economic sense for people to give up cars in exchange for bicycles and the city's growing transit ecosystem.
The Projector — Photos of Boys of Summer, Honolulu Cycling and Political Scrutiny PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Projector — Photos of Boys of Summer, Honolulu Cycling and Political Scrutiny

People hit the surf, a new bike lane opened and police and mental hospital management faced review.
Waialae Avenue Repaving Project Is Finally Finished Alia Wong/Civil Beaet

Waialae Avenue Repaving Project Is Finally Finished

Mayor marks completion of work that was months behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget.
Bicycling in Hawaii