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House bill seeks to protect pedestrians from bicyclists behind state Capitol

  • Video by Craig T. Kojima and Nina Wu / ckojima@staradvertiser.com and nwu@staradvertiser.com

    Hawaii state lawmakers initially sought to ban bikes and e-scooters along the state Capitol pathway to protect pedestrians. Instead, they are now considering a measure to secure funds to widen the pathway for both bicyclists and pedestrians. However, e-scooters would still be banned.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Daniel Alexander, co-executive director of the Hawaii Bicycling League, points out where the sidewalk could be extended for bicyclists. Alexander testified against a bill thatwould have banned bikes from the path.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A bill that seeks to ban motorized scooters from the Civic Center path and set aside funds to widen the pathway to accommodate cyclists has moved to the state Senate.

On any given weekday, there are bicyclists whizzing past pedestrians on the pathway behind the state Capitol, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. Read more

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