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Bicycling in Hawaii

The Pandemic Ignites A Bike Boom In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Pandemic Ignites A Bike Boom In Honolulu

With gyms closed and other exercise options limited, bicycle shops say they are selling almost every bike they can get their hands on.

Banning Bikes At The Capitol Would Make Cycling On Oahu Even Harder Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Banning Bikes At The Capitol Would Make Cycling On Oahu Even Harder

With the right design, walkers and cyclists can coexist on the Capitol grounds. Legislators, however, are pushing for an outright ban.

Surviving The Ride On A Not-So-Bike-Friendly Island Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Surviving The Ride On A Not-So-Bike-Friendly Island

Commuting from Kapolei to Honolulu has a few moments of terror, but with a few fixes might eventually work even for casual riders.

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.
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