Councilman Trevor Ozawa’s bill would require two Council hearings before any bike lane could be installed.
An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
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.
Pahoa residents say kids are facing unsafe conditions along Pahoa Bypass Road, more than two years after the state appropriated funding for the work.
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.
Some projects were never built, resulting in a loss of federal funds. The lack of adequate financial tracking between departments is cited.
The hotly debated project would provide 11,750 homes in Honolulu at the cost of 1,289 acres of farmland.
A plan to address a nearly $1 billion shortfall in the state’s biggest public works project goes next to the desk of Gov. David Ige.
State lawmakers can’t agree on how best to help the city shore up a $910 million shortfall using General Excise Tax dollars, and they only have until Friday to figure it out.
A new proposal comes out of House and Senate conference committee negotiations, but it highlights just how far apart they are on rail tax.
A majority of Oahu voters also opposes the $6 billion project in general, but support is greater on the neighbor islands.
Tuesday’s standstill traffic earned the hashtags #Zipnado and #Carmageddon.
In his State of the City address, the Honolulu mayor emphasized infrastructure progress while pressing for more money to fund the troubled rail project.
More than 300 lane miles were repaved this year, keeping the city on track to repave 43 percent of its roads in five years.
A city plan calls for revitalization near future station sites, especially around Kapalama Canal. Some people fear rising rents and displacement.