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  • State Department of Transportation looking to increase fines

    State Department of Transportation looking to increase fines

    Monday, January 30 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-01-30 21:42:08 GMT

    Last week at the State Capitol, the state Department of Transportation proposed some measures that would greatly increase some of the fines for driving infractions. Speeding, DUI's, and using your cell phone while driving would all face hefty increases under the new proposals...

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    Last week at the State Capitol, the state Department of Transportation proposed some measures that would greatly increase some of the fines for driving infractions. Speeding, DUI's, and using your cell phone while driving would all face hefty increases under the new proposals...

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  • Bicyclists propose new bike lane on McCully Street

    Bicyclists propose new bike lane on McCully Street

    Thursday, January 26 2017 3:49 PM EST2017-01-26 20:49:32 GMT

    With bicycle usage across Hawaii and the U.S. continue to increase each year, more cities are adapting their roads to help include the eco-friendly riders take to the streets. After the debut of the protected bike lane on King Street on Oahu, bicycle ridership increased over 90%.  To help build on that...

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    With bicycle usage across Hawaii and the U.S. continue to increase each year, more cities are adapting their roads to help include the eco-friendly riders take to the streets. After the debut of the protected bike lane on King Street on Oahu, bicycle ridership increased over 90%.  To help build on that...

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  • Why aren't the lights timed on Farrington Hwy. in Nanakuli?

    Why aren't the lights timed on Farrington Hwy. in Nanakuli?

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-10-26 02:58:15 GMT

    From Nicole: Contraflow in Nanakuli is crazy.  If the traffic lights were set to be green at the same time, maybe it would be smoother.  In addition, at the Laumania St.  there is an HPD officer pushing the crosswalk button to change the light.  Can that be programmed to work better?  The Nanakuli bridge could be used rather than back tracking from Laumania St.  Open the bridge and drive through the park would avoid back tracking in traffic. Response ...

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    From Nicole: Contraflow in Nanakuli is crazy.  If the traffic lights were set to be green at the same time, maybe it would be smoother.  In addition, at the Laumania St.  there is an HPD officer pushing the crosswalk button to change the light.  Can that be programmed to work better?  The Nanakuli bridge could be used rather than back tracking from Laumania St.  Open the bridge and drive through the park would avoid back tracking in traffic. Response ...

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  • Why isn't the H-1 westbound shoulder lane more clearly marked? And it's too narrow.

    Why isn't the H-1 westbound shoulder lane more clearly marked? And it's too narrow.

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:20 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:20:39 GMT

    From Leater: H-1 westbound afternoon shoulder lane is not properly marked where you can enter.  The shoulder lane should start where the right lane merges, but drivers start in the shoulder lane well before that.  As you pass the Aiea overpass,  the shoulder lane is too narrow to accommodate large vehicles. The shoulder lane should only start after the overpass.  I've tweeted to @DOTHawaii several times with no response. It's an accident waiting to happen. Resp...

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    From Leater: H-1 westbound afternoon shoulder lane is not properly marked where you can enter.  The shoulder lane should start where the right lane merges, but drivers start in the shoulder lane well before that.  As you pass the Aiea overpass,  the shoulder lane is too narrow to accommodate large vehicles. The shoulder lane should only start after the overpass.  I've tweeted to @DOTHawaii several times with no response. It's an accident waiting to happen. Resp...

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  • Can you experiment with ways to clear the Punahou area bottleneck?

    Can you experiment with ways to clear the Punahou area bottleneck?

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:20 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:20:14 GMT

    From "ch": Do another trial run of closing off an on ramp east and westbound near Punahou bottleneck morning and evening (example maybe close Pensacola on ramp eastbound) Response from the State: We are constantly considering how we get people off the main line. There have been studies in the past showing closure of the Ward or Piikoi eastbound on ramps would help congestion in the Punahou area, but we need to coordinate this, and any other proposed action, with the Ci...

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    From "ch": Do another trial run of closing off an on ramp east and westbound near Punahou bottleneck morning and evening (example maybe close Pensacola on ramp eastbound) Response from the State: We are constantly considering how we get people off the main line. There have been studies in the past showing closure of the Ward or Piikoi eastbound on ramps would help congestion in the Punahou area, but we need to coordinate this, and any other proposed action, with the Ci...

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  • Can you better time the stoplights on Kalanianaole?

    Can you better time the stoplights on Kalanianaole?

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:19 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:19:48 GMT

    From "Ch": Time stoplights better on Kalanianaole Hwy. westbound and eastbound.  Also close off  as many  intersections morning AND evening (example Ainakoa intersection already closed in a.m.)  Response from the State: The timing of traffic lights on Kalanianaole Highway are currently set on a four minute cycle during peak traffic hours to allow cars to move through along the main thoroughfare. A longer cycle would have significant impacts to the c...

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    From "Ch": Time stoplights better on Kalanianaole Hwy. westbound and eastbound.  Also close off  as many  intersections morning AND evening (example Ainakoa intersection already closed in a.m.)  Response from the State: The timing of traffic lights on Kalanianaole Highway are currently set on a four minute cycle during peak traffic hours to allow cars to move through along the main thoroughfare. A longer cycle would have significant impacts to the c...

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  • Why Don't We Use the Zip Lane in the Evening?

    Why Don't We Use the Zip Lane in the Evening?

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-10-11 22:15:13 GMT

    From C. Nordell: I suggest opening the zipper in the evening so that car pools can move quicker toward the west side. Response from state Department of Transportation: HDOT looked at a PM Zipper Lane to add an additional lane of capacity in the westbound direction from Halawa to Waiawa during peak traffic periods. However, after study of the impacts an afternoon zipper would have on eastbound traffic and the expected operational costs, HDOT pursued the following projects to add ...

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    From C. Nordell: I suggest opening the zipper in the evening so that car pools can move quicker toward the west side. Response from state Department of Transportation: HDOT looked at a PM Zipper Lane to add an additional lane of capacity in the westbound direction from Halawa to Waiawa during peak traffic periods. However, after study of the impacts an afternoon zipper would have on eastbound traffic and the expected operational costs, HDOT pursued the following projects to add ...

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  • Can You Extend the AM Zip Lane Farther West?

    Can You Extend the AM Zip Lane Farther West?

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-10-11 22:14:38 GMT

    Anonymous Suggestion:  On most days there is a big backlog of traffic at Kunia road on H-1 townbound, sometimes all the way back to North-South road and even Makakilo.  There is a lot of room on the median and on the west bound side if they would just start the zip lane at North South road instead of in Waikele it would make a big difference. From state Department of Transportation:  In 2014, HDOT produced a Zipper Lane Extension Study that looked at extending the...

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    Anonymous Suggestion:  On most days there is a big backlog of traffic at Kunia road on H-1 townbound, sometimes all the way back to North-South road and even Makakilo.  There is a lot of room on the median and on the west bound side if they would just start the zip lane at North South road instead of in Waikele it would make a big difference. From state Department of Transportation:  In 2014, HDOT produced a Zipper Lane Extension Study that looked at extending the...

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  • Getting Out of Gridlock

    Could UH West Oahu Help Relieve College Student Traffic?

    Could UH West Oahu Help Relieve College Student Traffic?

    Friday, September 30 2016 4:39 PM EDT2016-09-30 20:39:29 GMT

    From Amy: I don't understand why UH West can't have more classes and be a full university.  Wasn't that the reason to keep west side residents there?  I heard that people a still commuting to Manoa because classes they need are not offered at the west campus.  I don't think they even have all the basic classes.  Changing the time classes start may help, but the West campus should offer more classes so they don't have to drive to Manoa. Response from Dan Meisenz...

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    From Amy: I don't understand why UH West can't have more classes and be a full university.  Wasn't that the reason to keep west side residents there?  I heard that people a still commuting to Manoa because classes they need are not offered at the west campus.  I don't think they even have all the basic classes.  Changing the time classes start may help, but the West campus should offer more classes so they don't have to drive to Manoa. Response from Dan Meisenz...

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