Join us for a pasta dinner to kick of the Honolulu Century Ride and Ono Fun Ride on Friday, September 25th from 4:30-6:30pm.
We still need a few more people to help out tomorrow!
Lunch provided by HBL (potluck additions welcome)
Meet at Waimanalo District Park at 8:30 am. We’ll clean up trash from the back roads until 11:00, and then have lunch. Be sure to wear shoes and please bring gloves (also a hat, sunscreen, & water bottle). Many hands make light work! If you’re already committed, bring a friend!
Contact Brendon Hanna with questions.
Big changes are in the works on Oahu. The Rail. Transit-Oriented Development. A Bikeway Network.
On September 10, 5:00-7:30pm at Kakaako Agora (441 Cooke St.) come for a HBL hosted discussion on all the work that’s being done to make sure these work together with the people that are making it happen. RSVP online or via Facebook.
The full 20-mile Honolulu rail system is scheduled to open in 2019, linking East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center. The rail will not only bring about a new means of getting around, but will reshape our communities away from the car-centric and towards the people-centric. In order to facilitate this transformation, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plans for neighborhoods surrounding the system’s 21 stations have been created and will shape development in these areas. The City is also focusing on implementing improvements for people who bike in these TOD neighborhoods with a focus on protected bike lanes.
Bicycling will play a big role in transforming mobility on Oahu. Bicycling, the rail, and TOD will work in tandem to make get more people on the rail and on bikes. Every rail trip will be multi-modal, many will walk half or even more than a mile to get to stations, but bikes will allow those that live further away to use the system. Compact TOD communities will be well-suited for bicycling. This is a recipe that has been used by forward thinking cities around the globe. Vancouver has implemented it particularly effectively and percentage of trips made by walking, bicycling, and transit recently passed 50%.
It’s our time on Oahu now to get the rail system, TOD, and bikes working together. If we do it right, the result will be more people bicycling, more people taking transit, more transportation choices for less money spent, healthier lives, and more liveable communities.
Be part of the conversation at the 9/10/15 talk hosted by HBL with speakers Mark Garrity – City Department of Transportation Service Deputy Director, Harrison Rue – City TOD Administrator, Ryan Tam – HART Planning Manager, John White – Pacific Resource Partnership Executive Director for a conversation moderated by Daniel Alexander – HBL Advocacy Director. Read speaker bios here.
HBL is working to advocate for bicycle infrastructure to the rail stations, bike parking at the stations, bikes on the rail, and bikes as a central part of TOD. Get involved in this work to make our voice stronger. Join our Bike Advocacy Team.
Join us for 18 miles of fun! Start in Kapiolani Park and ride to Hawaii Kai and back. Fun for the whole family!
The first ever Ono Fun Ride kicks off on September 27 at 8:00am from Kapiolani Park, and heads around Diamond Head past stunning ocean views, out to Maunalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai. Enjoy ono refreshments before returning to Kapiolani Park for live entertainment, prize drawings, and more ono grindz for purchase. All you need is a bicycle and a helmet! HBL is working with local bike dealers to arrange free inspections beforehand to make sure your ride is smooth on the day of the event.
The Ono Fun Ride happens on the the same day as the renowned Honolulu Century Ride, but offers a more casual cycling experience. So grab a friend, or come out with the whole family, and join us for a fabulous day of riding, food, and fun!
Registration is only $20 for HBL members, and $30 for the general public.
For more information and to purchase tickets – Click Here
Eight Volunteers joined HBL Staff Person Taylor Ritenberg for the 2014 Pearl Harbor Bike Path Annual Clean Up.
Working with Adopt a Stream, the Navy, Council Member Harimoto, as well as over one hundred community volunteers; HBL Volunteers worked to clean up the path of any debris, glass, weeds, carpets, and other dumped materials.
The Pearl Harbor Bike Path is now in tip-top condition. Go for a ride this weekend – the weather is beautiful and the path is clean and debris-free once more.
Keep an eye out for the beautification of the Pearl Harbor Bike Path. Wonderful things are being planned for this great community asset.