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[carfree_cities] carfree cities in the U.S.

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  • Khal Spencer
    I don t know of any completely car-free cities here in AutoLand (USA). However, while doing a web search on the subject, I found a reference to a Waikiki
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27, 2000
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      I don't know of any completely car-free cities here in AutoLand (USA).
      However, while doing a web search on the subject, I found a reference to a
      Waikiki Neighborhood Board meeting where the notion of a car-free Waikiki
      came up.
      http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/nco/nb5/5aprmin.htm

      I don't know what the background is on this. Waikiki has turned into a
      congested, free-fire zone of cars, trucks, tour buses, and high-rises
      (guess the Hawaii Tourism Bureau better not read this post). A little
      traffic calming would be nice. A lot of traffic calming would be even
      nicer. As a tourist destination where people allegedly come to relax,
      seeing a car-free Waikiki with parking on its outskirts would be a
      fascinating idea.

      Our Mayor (Harris) recently took a lane away from traffic on Kalakaua
      Avenue (the main beachfront boulevard in Waikiki) and gave it over to
      landscaping and wider sidewalks. That is a major step in the right
      direction.

      Aloha,
      Khal Spencer

      Khalil J. Spencer, Ph.D.
      President, Hawaii Bicycling League
      Member, Honolulu Mayor's Advisory Committee on Bicycling
      Member, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa Bike Advisory Committee
      Associate Specialist in Geochemistry, The University of Hawaii at Manoa
      http://www.hbl.org
      http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/~khal/Prez.html
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