November has some big advocacy items happening -Walk Bike Vote 11/6, Bike Plan Update meeting 11/14, Primary Urban Center Plan meeting 11/7, Safe Passing 3 Foot law implementation campaign, Open Streets program, and Kipapa safety improvements moving to implementation.
Election Day is 11/6. Before you vote, read your candidates Walking and Bicycling Candidate Questionnaire to find out where they stand on important bicycle and pedestrian issues. We asked Governor, State Senate and House, and Honolulu City Council candidates where they stand on building a network of bikeways, prioritizing Complete Streets projects, embracing Vision Zero, and other important issues. Complete info at: HBL.org/WalkBikeVote
The City is holding the final public meeting on O’ahu Bike Plan Update November 14th Wednesday 6:00pm at Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suite. This is a our twice a decade chance to make sure the O’ahu Bike Plan has everything we need in it to make O’ahu bicycle-friendly for everyone. Please come out to have your voice heard and help shape a plan that will guide us to a bicycle paradise. Complete info at: HBL.org/OahuBikePlanFinalMeeting
The Primary Urban Center Development Plan guides the development and public investments for the area from Pearl City to Kāhala – literally shaping our community – let’s make sure it’s a bicycle-friendly and bicycle-oriented community! The City is holding a public meeting on it November 7th Wednesday 6:30pm at McKinley High School’s Hirata Hall (1039 King St). Please come out to get involved in shaping a bicycle friendly future for Honolulu. Complete info at: www.pucdp.com
Safe Passing 3 Foot Implementation
The Safe Passing 3 Foot law (HB2215) came into law July 1st 2018. Now we need to educate and build awareness. We’re seeking your help! We are asking for your involvement in helping us develop a multi-faceted campaign to build awareness about the law and it’s importance, to include PSAs, educational materials and graphics, bumper/bike stickers, police outreach, and other items. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to step forward to help us.
Open Streets Program
Open Streets (or ciclovias) are events that close some of our streets to cars to allow people to walk, bike, run, rollerblade, skateboard, scouter, and enjoy. Open Streets are changing cities across the country – getting people biking/walking/moving natural. We are forming a group to put together a solid plan on how we can make this happen here. Please respond to email@example.com to help.
Kipapa Safety Improvements
HDOT is nearing implementation of the Kamehameha Hwy safety improvements through Kipapa Gulch, which will include shoulders and median to create a safer highway for everyone. Big shout-out to the Mililani and Central Oahu advocates that showed up at meeting after meeting to demonstrated the community support for this project.
If you’re still reading this, you should definitely be on the Bike Advocacy Team email list. This email goes out ~2 times a month and gives you latest on advocacy happenings and how you can get involved. Change takes a community – thank you for being involved, together we’re making Hawaii more bicycle friendly everyday. Sign up: HBL.org/AdvocacyTeam