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House bill seeks to protect pedestrians from bicyclists behind state Capitol

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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.
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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.

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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.