Mopeds, motorcycles illegally using Pearl Harbor Bike Path

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Mopeds and even motorcycles are using a path designated for cyclists, joggers and walkers.

It has been an ongoing problem for quite a while.

While signs are up, motor vehicles are still zipping down the Pearl Harbor Bike Path.

Many upset people contacted KHON2 via Report It, asking us to take a closer look at what can be done to solve the problem.

“I usually see three to four mopeds a day,” said Jason Shafer who uses the path daily. “It kind of makes things dangerous when everyone is not moving at a relative speed to each other.”

“We do get a lot of calls about moped usage as well as motorcycle usage and any vehicles that are prohibited,” said Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefante. “It is a very serious concern I have. What our office has done is we have been reaching out to the Honolulu Police Department and ensuring that they go out and enforce.”

The fine for operating a motor vehicle on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path is $97.

HPD does have ATV units that are used on occasion to patrol the path.

Elefante says he plans to go through and make sure the signs are clearly visible and will continue to work with HPD to ensure people’s safety.

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