Save Laniakea (Lani’s): Stop the Barricade!

Active | October 02 2013

Beach Access

In a misguided effort to reduce traffic, the Hawaii Dept. of Transportation (DOT) is planning to barricade the Laniakea Support Park across from Laniakea Beach (aka, Lani's). This action will prevent all parking on the inland side of the road, thereby blocking beach access to one of the most popular beaches on Oahu’s North Shore. DOT could use existing laws and ordinances to prevent tour buses and vans from stopping by the side of the road (which is the real problem). But instead, they are blocking all parking and access to a public park and preventing law-abiding citizens and tourists alike from visiting their favorite beach and surf spot. So the Oahu Chapter set up an Action Alert / Petition to demand that DOT find a better solution than barricading access to a public park and one of the North Shore’s best beaches and surf spots. With each signature, emails will be sent to Gov. Abercrombie, Mayor Caldwell, Rep. Fale, Sen. Hee, Councilmember Martin and DOT Director Okimoto.

Beach Access

Our beaches mean so much to us. They are where we live, where we work, and where we come to play. Our beaches are the entryway to our ocean and we believe that beaches should be accessible to everyone. This is why our network of staff experts, volunteers, and members are determined to keep our beaches accessible for all to enjoy.

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Stuart Coleman, Hawaii Coordinator

Marvin Heskett, mhesketts@mac.com; Ruey Hwu, treasurer@oahu.surfrider.org