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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.