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Bike lane study to close street lanes in Kailua

Kailua traffic will be reduced to one lane and parking will be prohibited along a section of Hamakua Drive over the weekend for a a bike lane study.

The city Department of Transportation Services will be conducting a traffic study along Hamakua Drive between Kailua Road and Hahani Street from 8 a.m. Saturday through 3 p.m. Sunday.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction approaching Hekili Street and parking will be prohibited along the mauka lane of Hamakua Drive between Kailua Road and Hekili Street.

The Hamakua Drive traffic study is meant to identify impacts of additional bike lanes to Hamakua Drive.

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    • BS. They already did the lane closure 2 weeks ago and the traffic moved just fine! Cyclist need a link from Keolu Dr. to Pali Highway. Stop being so selfish and think of others who are and who will be using this route. My wife does every morning to get to work.

  • We don’t need a bike lane on Hamakua Dr., it’s a short, busy road with lots of vehicular traffic. I have a daily view of this stretch of Hamakua Dr. and there just aren’t any bike riders here. I’ve counted three bikes go by in the past hour! This area is a business district, no schools, no tourist destinations, mainly light industrial business’. Don’t put in a bike lane just for the sake of saying Hawaii is bike friendly, which is what this city is doing.

  • Do it! The more people you upset, the less votes for your re-election. And besides, a study? Just like the King Street cycle path? It wasn’t a study but in your face project!

  • Are they out of their mind? That is a very busy street, and you want to close it for a study. First of all, Hamakua does not need no stinking bike lane. The homeless can go around.Secondly, there will be mass tyups on a weekend!

  • We need a mental shift out of our cars and trucks and onto our feet and bicycles to make Kailua even better. I think Hamakua Drive is bike friendly as is, but if more bike lanes will get people out of their vehicles and onto bikes, it’s a move in the right direction.

  • It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what the outcome is going to be. And if common sense isn’t enough, just take drive along King Street in the afternoon; it is insane. Great job Mayor; I can’t wait till elections. I only hope there are enough people out there with at least half a brain.

  • This is too funny. Listen to all of the noise when anything is to be done in Kailua. “Grubby, sweaty little townies don’t know enough not to go where they don’t belong…”

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