Hawaii Bicycling League

Kapolei Community Leaders

The Senate honored the Hawaii Bicycling League in the Senate Chambers this morning. Founded in 1975, the Hawai‘i Bicycling League is O’ahu’s oldest and largest cycling organization, encouraging more bike riding in the community and advocating for positive changes that will help make Hawai’i a cycling paradise. A non-profit organization, Hawai‘i Bicycling League advocates for bike lanes and overall bike safety in the community.

Senator Gabbard has worked closely with Executive Director, Chad Taniguchi to draft and introduce a Resolution (SCR 128/SR 95) to facilitate the construction of the Leeward Bikeway before the end of 2016. The Leeward Bikeway is a proposed thirteen-mile paved multi-use path, eight to twelve feet wide with two-foot shoulders, to be constructed next to the former Oahu Railway & Land Company railroad tracks on the leeward side of O’ahu. Its completion will make O’ahu more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Community advocates have long pushed for the completion of a multi-use path linking the Pearl Harbor Historic Trail to Nānākuli to give Leeward Oahu residents another transportation option to work and school. You can track the progress of the measure here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx…

(Pictured L-R: Sen. Mike Gabbard; Chad Taniguchi, Executive Director Hawai‘i Bicycling League, Daniel Alexander, Sen. Will Espero.)