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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.
Ohana Housing: City’s Plan Will Open Up Needed Affordable Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ohana Housing: City’s Plan Will Open Up Needed Affordable Rentals

To combat the shortage of affordable housing, the City Council should move quickly to allow non-family members to rent ohana units.

Hawaii Land Use Commission Disputes Developer’s Assurance on Hoopili Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Land Use Commission Disputes Developer’s Assurance on Hoopili

LUC's executive director clarifies that the commission hasn't made any determination as to whether a traffic impact analysis report was properly accepted.
Honolulu Planning Commission to Consider Hoopili Development Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Honolulu Planning Commission to Consider Hoopili Development

The Hawaii Supreme Court recently ruled against one of two lawsuits challenging the project, but opponents haven't given up hope.
Peter Carlisle: Rail Is a Gift for Generations cory Lum / Civil Beat

Peter Carlisle: Rail Is a Gift for Generations

Decades since it was first discussed, a rail line connecting West Oahu to downtown is finally on the move.
Bill Encourages Car Sharing on Oahu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Bill Encourages Car Sharing on Oahu

Bill 65 would make parking spaces available for rental cars.
How Safe Has the Honolulu Rail Project Been? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Safe Has the Honolulu Rail Project Been?

Worker injury rates have been well below state and national average. But concerns remain over excavation procedures.
South Kona’s $27.9M Māmalahoa Highway Bypass Extension Breaks Ground Sophie Cocke/ Civil Beat

South Kona’s $27.9M Māmalahoa Highway Bypass Extension Breaks Ground

The 2.2-mile southern segment of the bypass is scheduled to open in 2016.
What’s the Impact of Texting Laws on Motor Vehicle Fatalities? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

What’s the Impact of Texting Laws on Motor Vehicle Fatalities?

Federal Highway Administration estimates distracted driving may be factor in 10 percent of crashes.
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