by: Erin Higa and Ryan Masuda
On Friday morning, HHF Planners’ staff took part in the fun of Bike to Work Day 2014. The nation-wide event is part of National Bike Month, which was started by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. Here in Hawai‘i, the Hawai‘i Bicycling League is the organization responsible for putting together a number of events during the month, including Bike to Work Day booths and festivities.
Unfortunately, one of our bloggers can’t ride a bike, and so in order to get her involved we utilized the O‘ahu Bikeways Map (created in large part by HHF Planners for the City and County of Honolulu) to catch one of our senior planners, John Hagihara, on his way in to work.
Please begin at the map and click through our slideshow below…
How was your ride to work today?
Here is what HHF Staff thought of Bike to Work Day 2014:
John Hagihara, bike/alternative transportation enthusiast who rides to work everyday –“It was great to see everyone on the road!”
Jerilyn Hanohano, occasional rider –“While I usually drive, today encouraged me to bike more often.”
Tom Fee, our fearless leader and farthest commuter (9 miles) –“Invigorating, easy and pleasant. Definitely something I would like to do more often.”
We would like to thank…
- HHF staff for participating in Bike to Work Day 2014!
- The Bike Shop for sponsoring the booth that refreshed our rider.
- The Hawai‘i Bike League for putting together a great schedule of events for National Bike Month.
- The League of American Bicyclists for its work to create a more bike-friendly America.
And by the way…we chose John as our star for good reason:
John Hagihara is a Senior Planner with experience in alternative transportation planning, environmental planning, geographic information systems and disaster management. As an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast, he is an active participant in bicycling advocacy and community based natural resource management programs on O‘ahu.
To see more on our love for alternative transportation, check out our previous blogs:
Honolulu Bikeshare Program Ready to Roll in Summer 2015!
Car Share: Honolulu Bound?
A Cyclist’s Guide to Honolulu
HHF Supports the Honolulu Century Ride 2013
And stay tuned for our next blog on…