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New 'right turn only' lane in Hawaii Kai a danger to bicyclists

By Natalie Iwasa

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 29, 2013

~~<p>The state and county have done a good job of talking about improving the environment for bicyclists by passing the Complete Streets law, approving the Oahu Bike Plan, setting up a Safe Routes to School fund and mandating reduced oil consumption &mdash; but sometimes engineering practices just don't match the talk.</p>
<p>A case in point is the new right-turn lane from Keahole Street onto Kalanianaole Highway in Hawaii Kai.</p>
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The state and county have done a good job of talking about improving the environment for bicyclists by passing the Complete Streets law, approving the Oahu Bike Plan, setting up a Safe Routes to School fund and mandating reduced oil consumption — but sometimes engineering practices just don't match the talk.

A case in point is the new right-turn lane from Keahole Street onto Kalanianaole Highway in Hawaii Kai. Login for more...



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