Quantcast
  

Monday, April 21, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 16 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Feds reveal APEC security restrictions for Waikiki, Ko Olina

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 07:42 p.m. HST, Oct 20, 2011



Access to the busiest streets in the Ala Moana-Waikiki region will be limited severely during next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, under federal restrictions issued this morning.

The U.S. Secret Service released maps detailing the road closures, parking restrictions and other security measures for Waikiki and Ko Olina. The security zones also include airspace and ocean restrictions.

The public should expect road closures, parking restrictions and pedestrian screening as they enter the security zones set up by the Secret Service.

Various security measures will be in effect from about 10 p.m. on Nov. 11 through about 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 13. Among the areas most affected will be Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalakaua Avenue, Saratoga Road, Kalia Road, Lewers Street and Beachwalk Road.

Kapiolani Boulevard and Atkinson Boulevard around the Hawaii Convention Center will also be closed to general traffic from 6 a.m. to about 7 p.m. starting Nov. 8 through Nov. 11. Bus service will be re-routed.

The measures will be in effect in Ko Olina from about 11 p.m. on Nov. 12 through about 11 p.m. on Nov. 13.

President Barack Obama is hosting the leaders of 20 other Asian-Pacific countries during the summit. More than 20,000 people, including cabinet ministers, business leaders, journalists and support staff, will be in Honolulu for the meetings.

"Security and transportation restrictions have been coordinated to ensure the safety and security of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting leaders and delegates," the Secret Service said in a release. "Every effort has been made to minimize the impact of these safety measures. The public's cooperation and patience is appreciated during this time."

Within the restricted zones at both Hale Koa and Ko Olina, vehicular traffic will be limited to vehicles with a law enforcement or public safety function. Pedestrian traffic will be limited to residents and business owners and employees within the secure area. Government-issued photo identifications, such as a driver's license, will be required to gain access.

Additionally, motorists islandwide are being told to anticipate roadway restrictions on H-1 Freeway westbound between Waikiki and Ko Olina, as well as on Farrington Highway, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. as the leaders make their way from Honolulu to the Leeward Coast. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during that time.

City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard said popular surf spots such as Rockpiles, Kaisers and Nuber Fours will remain accessible, except from 11 p.m. on Nov. 11 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Surf spots Numbers Threes and Paradise will remain open Nov. 12, Gabbard said in a news release.

 

Detailed listing of APEC security restrictions

 

APEC Hale Koa Security ZoneAPEC Ko Olina Security ZoneAPEC Hale Koa Parking RestrictionsAPEC Ala Wai Boat Harbor restrictionsAPEC Security Water Zones

APEC Roads Affected APEC street parking affected APEC Suggested Routes Daytime APEC bus detours Nov. 8-11 APEC All Day Bus Route Detours Nov. 11-13 APEC Bus Detours Nov. 11-13 APEC Hawaii Convention Center Restrictions

RELATED STORIES

Police headquarters being fenced in for APEC

What you need to know about APEC traffic, parking and detours

Websites can help drivers navigate APEC-time traffic

HPD advises of operational changes at headquarters during APEC

Obama fundraiser planned at Disney's Aulani Resort

Homeless people removed from convention center area

APEC security rules tighten hold on Waikiki

APEC banner coming down at UH

APEC protest held at UH Manoa

APEC host panel declares stage set for summit

APEC protest group upset over city-designated site

Feds reveal APEC security restrictions for Waikiki, Ko Olina

Students named winners of APEC committee's essay contest

APEC climate symposium attracts scientists, activists

City says it is open to safe, legal protests during event

Sweeping security frustrates residents

Airport international arrivals area gets APEC cleaning

Churches asked to help with APEC service projects

Security zones will make sea off-limits

Groups worried officials will limit ability to protest during summit

Private aircraft will have wings clipped by APEC

APEC security cameras set for final City Council vote

HFD adds new equipment to arsenal ahead of APEC

ACLU challenges protest citations

City to install 34 security cameras for APEC meeting

Five Hawaii companies selected for special promotion at APEC

APEC Impact

Hawaii high schoolers to get chance to attend APEC meetings

Sweep, shine and scour

Mainland politicians told of APEC's arena

City has no plans to move homeless from Waikiki for APEC, official says

States' lawmakers gather for meeting

Hawaii considers moving homeless before APEC

APEC will conclude at Ihilani resort in Ko Olina

Roundup of homeless feared during APEC

Hale Koa and Ihilani resorts chosen for key APEC meetings

APEC security causes worry among school soccer teams

APEC higher education conference to be held next month

Chamber urges businesses to profit from APEC

Lieutenant governor talks trade in China

Roundup of homeless feared during APEC

APEC higher education conference to be held next month

APEC host committee looking for someone to design displays

Homeless likely to be cleared from H-1 ramps before APEC

State tries to charm China

APEC host committee looking for someone to design displays

APEC host committee needs 1,200 volunteers

Clinton will attend APEC forum

$5M cut will not hurt APEC preparation

Economic forecast could trigger special legislative session

Prostitution expected to surge for APEC

Caterers, uniform maker sought for APEC

APEC has spotlight for isle business

APEC conferees will see greener Nimitz Highway

Reports aim to aid homeless

APEC committee looks for projects to promote

Hotels vie to host APEC participants

APEC host committee seeks publication to promote economic investment in isles

Neurologists' skull session held in isles

City budgets $45 million for security during APEC

Roadways, airport to get upgrades for conference

Students learn intricacies of diplomacy

HPD allots $20M for APEC event

Obama to return to Hawaii for APEC

Rail, schools and APEC challenge isles

APEC's Hawaii committee seeks marketing and communications proposals

APEC meetings open with talk of Pacific Rim free-trade pact

Asia-Pacific leaders vow to work for freer trade

Honolulu meeting will look at security for APEC summit

APEC summit expected to bring $120M

APEC to boost hotels

Honolulu APEC conference given national security designation







 Print   Email   Comment | View 16 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(16)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
Leewardboy wrote:
“All visitors and residents should anticipate roadway restrictions on H-1 Freeway westbound and Farrington Highway between Waikiki and Ko Olina on November 13 from 8:30 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. All are advised to use alternate routes during this time period.” Alternate routes? Where are the alternate routes to the West Side? Did a bypass road get built while we weren't looking? Do we bump along over the rail road tracks? Anyone going Kahe, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae and Makaha side - better not drive in the morning. Probably be even more "roadway restrictions" later because they have to move them out when their meetings are done.. More APEC humbug.
on October 20,2011 | 10:56AM
sukebesan wrote:
Good luck to all those who live, work or run a business in the area bounded by Ward Avenue on the west, H-1 Freeway to the north, Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalakaua Avenue to the south and Kapahulu Avenue to the east.
on October 20,2011 | 12:36PM
Sunny wrote:
They will allow business owners access to their shops in the restricted areas with proper credentials (issued by the govt) but customers will not be able to go there so many of them will lose business .... I will not go anywhere near any of the secured areas. I'm wondering how many weddings are planned for 11/11/11 that will be impacted by this; if you have to go to Hale Koa for a wedding reception...forget it!
on October 20,2011 | 01:04PM
Anonymous wrote:
Time to take a vacation on the West Coast; hopefully the weather will be OK for some golf
on October 20,2011 | 01:13PM
kainalu wrote:
And to listen to Lt. Gov What's-his-name suggest that this is all better for "the economy" of Hawaii. Yeah, for your cronies.
on October 20,2011 | 02:27PM
Wazdat wrote:
So glad I will be out of town, sounds like a BIG HEADACHE.....
on October 20,2011 | 04:16PM
Paco3185 wrote:
"Kapiolani Boulevard and Atkinson Boulevard around the Hawaii Convention Center will also be closed to general traffic from 6 a.m. to about 7 p.m. starting Nov. 8 through Nov. 11. Bus service will be re-routed." Can anyone point to the Press Release that has more information on this? All of the references included that I can see are for Saturday and Sunday - closing Kapiolani and Atkinson in both directions during the week will be something to see! Course if there is another late south swell I will go down (by bicycle) and watch the Coast Guard and HPD try to catch the surfers - this could be very entertaining!!
on October 20,2011 | 04:37PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Is there any way to cancel APEC? I mean, we've already gotten all the benefit we in Hawaii are going to out of it (new HPD security cameras). It's not like these people will be going into the Mom and Pop stores, or buying real estate during their stay, or even eating much in locally owned restaurants. They're going to be insulated from the Hawaii public in mainland owned and operated hotels that send profits and revenues back to the mainland, which are staffed by employees who will be there anyway and who get no bump up in pay just because APEC is here.
on October 20,2011 | 04:44PM
Anonymous wrote:
One more thing. Aren't you glad Jeremy Harris isn't either the mayor or an elected official as APEC descends on us? Can you imagine the grandstanding we'd all have to endure?
on October 20,2011 | 04:45PM
Vivgie wrote:
Gonna happen only once. Great for international exposure just like when Bama Brah vacations here and when Hawaii 5-0 plays on TV. Be glad you no live DC.
on October 20,2011 | 06:40PM
olos73 wrote:
Oahu residents should stay home the time APEC is here. No shopping, no eating at restaurants, no riding the Bus. See how much money the City and businesses going lose because of all the inconveniences. Let the 20,000 anticipated visitors make up the difference. If the businesses in Waikiki think they going make money, think again. Limited parking, traffic rerouting, beach closures. Forget it. No way me or my family going to that area. Our money staying home with us. Tourism commission only going see APEC people and tourists already in Waikiki. Locals going avoid Waikiki.
on October 20,2011 | 07:43PM
olos73 wrote:
Surprising they didn't close down Punchbowl for Veteran's Day. Maybe they forgot about that day...
on October 20,2011 | 07:47PM
Oahu1234 wrote:
I drive down Atkinson to Kapiolani every morning to drop off kids at school. This is totally gonna be a nightmare! Maybe they should cancel schools in that area because of this?
on October 20,2011 | 08:07PM
Anonymous wrote:
"Kapiolani Boulevard and Atkinson Boulevard around the Hawaii Convention Center will also be closed to general traffic from 6 a.m. to about 7 p.m. starting Nov. 8 through Nov. 11." They should hold their meetings from 9PM to 5AM so the disruption caused by the road closure is minimized.
on October 20,2011 | 09:17PM
fishguy wrote:
Glad I'm on vacation that week. :)
on October 20,2011 | 10:09PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Ala Moana Blvd., Kalakaua, H1? Good lord!!! Maybe they should ship all of us mere mortals off the island for a week, since we won't be allowed to go anywhere while we're hosting this event devoted to 'cooperation.'
on October 20,2011 | 11:08PM
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News