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Bulky-pickup bill needs modifying


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 10, 2014

~~<p>Honolulu is among the most densely populated cities in the U.S., according to the Brookings Institution and others who study urban design. On the positive side, this characteristic supports the argument for mass transit here, but there's a downside, too: Oahu residents have no room to store their excess belongings, which means a lot of them end up on the already congested sidewalks.</p>
<p>Bulky-item disposal has been a problem in this city for years, and a pilot project that proposes a new solution &mdash; pickup by appointment, for a fee &mdash; deserves some consideration, as long as it doesn't displace the existing system.</p>
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Honolulu is among the most densely populated cities in the U.S., according to the Brookings Institution and others who study urban design. On the positive side, this characteristic supports the argument for mass transit here, but there's a downside, too: Oahu residents have no room to store their excess belongings, which means a lot of them end up on the already congested sidewalks.

Bulky-item disposal has been a problem in this city for years, and a pilot project that proposes a new solution — pickup by appointment, for a fee — deserves some consideration, as long as it doesn't displace the existing system. Login for more...



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