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Why Do So Many People in Hawaii Do Their Parking Backwards? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Do So Many People in Hawaii Do Their Parking Backwards?

Some say it’s safer, others say it’s inconsiderate. But it’s happening on a large scale in the islands, where people may be more willing to take it slow and delay gratification.

Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu Hawaii Reserves

Denby Fawcett: Making It Easier to Build in Rural Oahu

Honolulu's planning chief is pondering the possibility of a new planning standard to allow development outside urban boundaries.
Uber and Lyft: The End of Ride Sharing in Hawaii? Flickr.com/Adam Fagen

Uber and Lyft: The End of Ride Sharing in Hawaii?

Hawaii lawmakers are considering insurance requirements that may put the companies out of business.
City Council Panel Approves Rezoning for Hoopili Development Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Panel Approves Rezoning for Hoopili Development

The need for more housing and concerns about farmland clashed at Honolulu Hale.
Math Problem: Does Honolulu Rail GET Shortfall Really Add Up? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Math Problem: Does Honolulu Rail GET Shortfall Really Add Up?

A review of HART's records on the surcharge suggests lawmakers trying to decide if taxpayers should cough up billions of dollars more in taxes will be hard-pressed to follow the rail project's fuzzy arithmetic.
Denby Fawcett: Stop the Malaekahana Development

Denby Fawcett: Stop the Malaekahana Development

The City Council should put the brakes on a proposal to expand urban boundaries and build another North Shore town.
Honolulu City Council Panel to Take Up North Shore Development Plan Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Panel to Take Up North Shore Development Plan

Zoning and Planning Committee Chairman Ikaika Anderson opposes creating a new residential community at Malaekahana.
Letter to the Honolulu City Council: Hoopili Doesn’t Fit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Letter to the Honolulu City Council: Hoopili Doesn’t Fit

If today’s traffic is bad, then in 2035 with Hoopili and the rest of the planned developments, traffic will be severely congested.
Don’t Extend the Transit Tax to Pay for Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Extend the Transit Tax to Pay for Honolulu Rail

The Hawaii Legislature should be fixing our tax system instead of making it worse.
At Least $1.25B Has Been Spent on Rail So Far, But Where Has All the Money Gone? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

At Least $1.25B Has Been Spent on Rail So Far, But Where Has All the Money Gone?

The rail project has been in the works for more than 10 years but city and HART officials still can't — or won't — say what the money has been spent on. Secrecy over tens of millions of dollars in payments to subcontractors is only one troubling aspect.
What Can We Do About the Rail? Nothing. Tackle Traffic Congestion! cory Lum / Civil Beat

What Can We Do About the Rail? Nothing. Tackle Traffic Congestion!

Given Hawaii's political and decision-making reality, there's no point fighting rail. But we should fight for traffic congestion solutions.
Civil Bytes: H1 and Rail Inspire Visions of a Driverless Future

Civil Bytes: H1 and Rail Inspire Visions of a Driverless Future

Technology will bring out the best in transit when we finally pry the hands of the masses off their steering wheels and leave the driving to computers.
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