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Group plans to honor Oahu pedestrian victims

HONOLULU (AP) - An Oahu bicycle advocacy group plans to organize memorial walks for pedestrians killed in traffic accidents on the island.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the nonprofit Hawaii Bicycling League has not yet reached out to police and city transportation officials about meeting during such walks.

Group members have met with officials in the past to discuss dangerous intersections and how to make them safer.

The league's executive director, Chad Taniguchi, says he got the idea for the walks during a recent conference from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. That group advocates for safer streets in Washington state and has begun organizing walks there.

Oahu had 25 pedestrian deaths last year, six more than the island had in 2013.

The walks would include an opportunity for friends and family to share memories.

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