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Martin Pulls Papers For Mayoral Bid Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Martin Pulls Papers For Mayoral Bid

The Honolulu City Council chair has until June 7 to officially file to run for higher office.

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.

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.

You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong Cory Lum/Civil Beat

You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong

City planners hoping to make Honolulu a more walkable city are trying to change an old rule that bans sidewalks cafes in most parts of town.

What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa? Google Earth

What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa?

Pahoa residents say kids are facing unsafe conditions along Pahoa Bypass Road, more than two years after the state appropriated funding for the work.

Is Kapolei a Mistake? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Oahu’s “Second City” doesn’t meet the generally accepted elements of “smart growth” and even city officials are putting more emphasis on development along the Honolulu rail line.

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.

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning

The hotly debated project would provide 11,750 homes in Honolulu at the cost of 1,289 acres of farmland.

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature

A plan to address a nearly $1 billion shortfall in the state’s biggest public works project goes next to the desk of Gov. David Ige.

Deal on Honolulu Rail Tax Remains Up in the Air Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Deal on Honolulu Rail Tax Remains Up in the Air

State lawmakers can’t agree on how best to help the city shore up a $910 million shortfall using General Excise Tax dollars, and they only have until Friday to figure it out.

Roads for Rail? Hawaii Senators Pitch New Tax Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Roads for Rail? Hawaii Senators Pitch New Tax Idea

A new proposal comes out of House and Senate conference committee negotiations, but it highlights just how far apart they are on rail tax.

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

A majority of Oahu voters also opposes the $6 billion project in general, but support is greater on the neighbor islands.

April 2016

Tuesday, April 19

Martin Pulls Papers For Mayoral Bid

October 2015

Monday, October 19

Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections

September 2015

Wednesday, September 23

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

You’d Think Honolulu Would Have Lots of Sidewalk Cafes, But You’d Be Wrong

June 2015

Tuesday, June 16

What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa?

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Friday, May 8

City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says

Wednesday, May 6

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning

Tuesday, May 5

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature

April 2015

Wednesday, April 29

Deal on Honolulu Rail Tax Remains Up in the Air

Monday, April 27

Roads for Rail? Hawaii Senators Pitch New Tax Idea

Wednesday, April 22

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

Honolulu Drivers Frustrated With Traffic Hell Take to Twitter

February 2015

Tuesday, February 24

Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems

December 2014

Tuesday, December 30

Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014

Tuesday, December 9

When the Rail Rolls Into Kalihi, What Kind of Change Will it Bring?

November 2014

Saturday, November 22

At TOD Summit, Experts Urge Honolulu to Dream Big

October 2014

Wednesday, October 29

Bill Encourages Car Sharing on Oahu

July 2014

Friday, July 11

Waialae Avenue Repaving Project Is Finally Finished

May 2014

Wednesday, May 21

Why Is It So Dangerous for Pedestrians in Hawaii?

Saturday, May 10

Honolulu Rail Takes Shape, City Prepares for Development Boom

Tuesday, May 6

Companies Jockey for $1 Billion Worth of Honolulu Rail Contracts

April 2014

Tuesday, April 22

LIVE: Civil Cafe on Honolulu’s Bicycling Renaissance

January 2014

Saturday, January 11

Hawaii Car Sharing Aims for a Sustainable Future

December 2013

Friday, December 13

Finding the City’s Flow: Why Honolulu’s Traffic Goes Against the Grain

October 2012

Tuesday, October 2

Honolulu Spinning Its Wheels On Bike Planning, Advocates Say

September 2012

Wednesday, September 12

Honolulu City Council Considers Widening Parking Stalls

August 2012

Wednesday, August 29

Honolulu’s Most Dangerous Intersections: Guess Where?

February 2012

Monday, February 6

Taken for a Ride: 17,000 Students Could Be Without School Buses Next Year

January 2012

Friday, January 20

Cayetano: Rail A Wall of Concrete Snaking Along Honolulu’s Waterfront

October 2011

Tuesday, October 25

‘Intermodal Pete’ and the Tale of Two Bus Stations

August 2011

Saturday, August 20

New Twist in Case Against Ansaldo — Lack of License

Thursday, August 18

HART Uses Kid Gloves on Controversial Rail Contract

Monday, August 15

State Rejects Sumitomo Appeal, Clears Path for Honolulu Rail

July 2011

Friday, July 22

Recent Rail Tax Revenues a Pleasant Surprise for City

Honolulu Shuts Freeways Longer Than Other Cities

May 2011

Tuesday, May 24

Waialae Avenue Latest Battleground In Making Honolulu Bike-Friendly

Thursday, May 12

Honolulu Is Best City For Commuting On Public Transportation

April 2011

Thursday, April 21

Honolulu’s Billion-Dollar Door-to-Door Service

January 2011

Thursday, January 13

After City’s Rail Panel, Opponents Hold Their Own

November 2010

Wednesday, November 10

Carlisle: New Buses Both Green and Cost-Effective

July 2010

Friday, July 30

Why Isn’t Honolulu Bike Friendly?

May 2010

Saturday, May 1

Are Honolulu Rail Job Projections On the Right Track?

Honolulu Transportation