Old 01-24-12, 11:34 AM
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Tom808
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I have been cycling in Honolulu for years. I agree that the cycling infrastructure here is very poor. The local officials give lip service to bikes as transportation, but road conditions for cyclists are deplorable. Car drivers perceive bicyclists a yet another contributor to the terrible traffic that they experience downtown. I have not had any issues with Police while cycling, but I do obey all laws and ride on the street. The only sidewalk riding I do is by the Federal Building where Halekauwila street turns one way right before it hits Ala Moana Blvd.

I always dismount when going through an unregulated crosswalk. My strategy is to be predictable, but assertive. I always push my bike in front of me. If motorists are going to violate the law and ignore me , then they will drive away with a bicycle stuck in their grill. Some motorists don't like this.
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