As the year comes to close, we’re ending it on a high note. Our Leeward Bikeway advocacy is in full swing, neighborhood boards have approved big Complete Streets changes in Pearl City and Salt Lake, and planning has kicked-off to connect the Admiral’s Boathouse disconnect.
Leeward Bikeway gets endorsed by the neighborhood boards!
HBL staff and advocates have been making the rounds to all the neighborhood boards touched by the Leeward Bikeway, its connected Pearl Harbor Historic Trail, and envisioned future Waianae Coast path. The response has been overwhelming positive! The Aiea, Ewa, Nanakuli, Pearl City, and Waipahu Neighborhood Boards have all passed motions formally supporting implementation of the Leeward Bikeway. We’ll be presenting to the Kapolei NB December 7th and can use more supporters (click here to RSVP), then going to the Waianae NB in January or February. It helps that we’re able to say that we have nearly 1,100 individual and 75 business and organization supporters. If you’re not already on list, click here to add your name today!
Complete Streets coming soon to two more neighborhoods!
The City Department of Transportation Services got the thumbs up on two big Complete Streets projects. The Salt Lake Neighborhood Board endorsed the “Right Sizing” of Ala Napunani Street which will result in buffered bike lanes. In Pearl City, their NB supported a similar proposal to Right Size Lehua Avenue, which was the main engineering solution recommendation that came out the Solutions Meeting HBL organized on the street in May. The participation of advocates at both Neighborhood Board meetings definitely made it clear that there was desire for the changes from the community – click here to join our Bike Advocacy Team to make sure you’re in the loop on what’s happening in your neighborhood.
From making it easier for kids to get to bike to Moanalua High to making it safer to cross the street on Lehua Avenue, the City’s work to implement Complete Streets is changing our communities for the better. Let’s keep asking for more!
Planning kicked off to connect the Admiral’s Boathouse disconnect
The Pearl Harbor Historic Trail ends at a closed gate. Since 2001, the closure of Admiral’s Boathouse gate has required path users to use an unsafe portion of Kamehameha Highway to get further east. The City Department of Transportation Services in partnership with the Navy and National Park Service just kicked off the planning process to create a path connection around the gate linking the Pearl Harbor Historic Trail to Arizona Memorial and the future Aloha Stadium rail station. Stay tuned for a public meeting in early 2017. The project is a ways from us seeing improvements on the ground, but at least the ball is finally rolling!