Monday, July 30, 2007

Hawaii pushes for a better bicycle commute

Image of bicycle on Hawaii beachFrom the Honolulu Advertiser, 07.30.07:

To the recreational rider, bicycle improvements might mean scenic bike paths and routes that don't take children into traffic. But those who want to swap their cars for bikes on a regular basis just want safer ways to share the road with other vehicles.

A law that took effect July 1 allows biking initiatives that go beyond bike path improvements to be funded with federal dollars and requires the state Department of Transportation to involve bicycling organizations in planning decisions. (Read more.)
This article features comments from several Hawaiian cyclists and advocates, and suggests the 50th state is making some strides toward transportation equity.

Image: Web capture.
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips

2 comments:

sasquatch2 said...

I visited a few years ago and found out that all energy needs are barged in from California and anything they can do to lower the need for that oily substance is amplified. every house and business has a solar water heater so how about every house and business has a bike! also hundreds of broke-down cars litter the roads, not a pretty sight in paradise but maybe if we leave all the junkers for everyone to see it will remind us what were doing to the environment and what our politicians are not doing to fix the problem! Rant? why yes it is...

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say "hundreds of broke-down cars litter the roads" but I agree more bikes in Hawaii would be a great way to decrease our need for oil.