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Commuting Oahu: ‘It Takes Your Time And It Gives You Back Stress’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Commuting Oahu: ‘It Takes Your Time And It Gives You Back Stress’

Some of us live closer to our jobs than ever. But it’s taking longer to get there. And the cost in lost time, dollars and home life is heavy.

Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon

Lime’s electric scooter fleet was pulled from Honolulu streets earlier this year. Hawaii’s vehicle code needs changes for them to return.

Easing ‘Range Anxiety’ Key To Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption Flickr: Cliff

Easing ‘Range Anxiety’ Key To Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption

As more Hawaii drivers go electric, charging infrastructure needs to keep up.

Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled

Taxpayers will continue to subsidize public transportation at a higher level than called for in city guidelines.

Rep. Sylvia Luke: Move Rail Inland To Avoid Sea-Level Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rep. Sylvia Luke: Move Rail Inland To Avoid Sea-Level Rise

Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the idea a “red herring” that would kill the project.

House Panel Ponies Up Another $1.2 Billion For Honolulu Rail Chad Blair/Civil Beat

House Panel Ponies Up Another $1.2 Billion For Honolulu Rail

It’s not anywhere as much as the city wanted, but the Finance Committee chair said it should be enough to finish construction.

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.