Read on to hear about some big things happening and how you can get involved to make a difference. We’re working to name the Ala Napunani St bike lanes in memory of Zachary Manago and need your supporting testimony. October 26 the City will presenting a proposal for new bike lanes in Waipahu. And our Neighborhood Advocacy Meetings are going strong and moving to Windward neighborhoods in November.
Ala Napunani St bike lane naming in memory of Zachary Manago 10/25
Many of you know the story of Zachary Manago. Zach was a promising HPU student, baseball player, and avid cyclist who was killed in December 2010 while on a ride with friends around Oahu. Every year, HBL works with the Manago family on the Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise to celebrate Zach and his vision for a Hawaii where everyone feels safe bicycling. Beyond the annual ride, Zach’s vision permeates our advocacy work for more bike lanes and safer streets for all.
Please join HBL and the Manago family in supporting Bill 77 and Resolution 17-252 to name the Ala Napunani St bike lanes in memory of Zach.
Zach grew up on Ala Napunani St and it’s awesome to see his vision for safer streets become reality on the street. Naming the bike lanes in memory of Zach would honor him and help perpetuate his vision for a bicycle friendly Hawaii.
Bill 77 and Resolution 17-252 will be heard
this Thursday 10/26 2:30m
at Honolulu Hale
Please submit written testimony in support by Wednesday Oct. 25.
Steps to submit testimony:
1. Go to http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html?view=form
- Meeting Date – 10/26/17
- Council/PH Committee – Transportation and Planning
- Agenda Item – Bill 77 and Resolution 17-252
- Written Testimony – Just write from the heart. No need to make it long. HBL’s testimony is below as an example.
HBL testimony (feel free to use as an example):
Testimony Strongly Supporting Bill 77
Aloha Council Chair Menor and esteemed members of Honolulu City Council,
Hawaii Bicycling League strongly supports Bill 77 that will name the Ala Napunani Street bike lanes in memory of Zachary Manago.
Zachary Manago, a promising HPU student, baseball player, and avid cyclist was killed in December 2010 while on a ride with friends around Oahu. He was riding on the road shoulder with proper equipment and lights when struck by a hit and run driver. Zach was passionate about safer bicycling facilities and wanted to make Hawaii safe so more people could bike.
Hawaii Bicycling League has been working with the Manago family since 2011 to hold the annual Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise to honor Zach’s memory and his vision for Hawaii where everyone can feel safe bicycling. Beyond the annual ride, Zach’s vision is a part of all our advocacy and work to get more bike lanes and safer streets for all.
Zach lived on Ala Napunani Street, a street that has now been transformed with bike lanes into a safer street for biking and everyone. We request your support in passing Bill 77 to name the Ala Napunani Street bike lanes in memory of Zach will to both honor Zach and to perpetuate his vision for a bicycle friendly Hawaii.
Waipahu Bikeway Projects up before Neighborhood Board 10/26
Come out and support Thursday 10/26 7:00pm to the Filipino Community Center to support a bicycle friendly Waipahu! The City is repaving a number of streets in Waipahu and planning bikeway projects on 3 streets. In accordance with the Complete Streets law, they are looking at how to make all streets safer for walking, biking, and driving. They are looking to implement bike lanes on Paiwa Street, WaipahuStreet, and Leoku Street. Combined these new bike lanes will make it much safer to get around by bike in Waipahu and to Waikele. Read more about the projects and how to get involved here.
Neighborhood Action Meetings
We’re meeting in every neighborhood. Next up, Kailua 11/6, Ko’olauloa 11/7, and Kahalu’u/Kaneohe 11/15. The objective is to develop a list of neighborhood priorities and making sure these are considered in the bike plan update. Get involved in your neighborhood! Click here for more details.