City dedicates bikeway to teen killed tragically in hit-and-run crash

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Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 at 3:33 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A dedication ceremony was held Monday for the Zachary M. Manago Memorial Bikeway.

Manago was a celebrated Moanalua High School graduate and all-star baseball player who was attending Hawaii Pacific University as an 18-year old freshman when he was tragically killed in a hit-and-run collision along Kamehameha Highway near the Leilehua Golf Course on December 17, 2010, while on a group ride with friends.

Zachary's parents, Dennis and Daphne Manago were at the dedication and were joined by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Councilmember Joey Manahan.

"We want this bikeway to serve as a reminder of Zachary's vision for our city," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell.  "Zachary was extremely passionate about making our roads safer."

In 2017 Councilmember Manahan introduced a bill that directed the city to name the bicycle lanes along Ala Napunani Street where Manago was raised in his memory and to erect appropriate signage reflecting this designation.

"Zachary Manago was passionate about Complete Streets so more people could ride their bikes without having to fear for their safety," said Councilman Manahan. "Dedicating these bike lanes in his name not only honors his memory, but it also serves as an everyday reminder for all commuters – motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians – to share our roads."

The Manago's family says, "Our hope is that Zach's name will serve as a reminder to always share the road and ride and drive with a heart of Aloha."

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