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City Council Ignores Open Meetings Law To Hear Bike-Sharing Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Ignores Open Meetings Law To Hear Bike-Sharing Bill

Chairman Ernie Martin convinced his colleagues to hear the bill one day after it was introduced. A minimum six-day notice is required.

Why This Highway Plan Is The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Bicycle Safety Projects Courtesy of Scott Snider

Why This Highway Plan Is The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Bicycle Safety Projects

Some residents question whether the benefit of wider shoulders between Mililani and Waipio outweighs the loss of a traffic lane.

These Kalihi Streets Are A Big Hazard For Bike Riders Lila Lee/Civil Beat

These Kalihi Streets Are A Big Hazard For Bike Riders

Honolulu DTS has plans for improving safety in the area, including repaving North King Street and adding shared-use lanes.

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.
Bicycling in Hawaii