More than 500 people attended the ground breaking ceremony for the multibillion-dollar Honolulu rail transit project held last Tuesday, February 22, 2010, along Kualakai Parkway. The proceedings was headed by Government officials.
The ceremony signals the start of preparation work in April, with railway construction on the 20-mile elevated rail system scheduled to begin in the fall.
“The rail transit project is not only being built for those of us here today, but for decades and generations to come,” Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle said when he spoke on the podium.
SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), maker of the eneloop bike, with cooperation with Assist the World of Green, LLC., a venture which aims to promote green energy businesses and products throughout the many islands of Hawaii, is now offering tourists and locals an alternative method of transportation. The two companies are offering for rent a fleet of SANYO eneloop bikes to promote eco-friendly tourism on the islands.
The SANYO eneloop bicycles are pedal-assist synergetic hybrid bicycle which uses a combination of pedal-power and battery-power to help riders go further and easily maneuver hills. The synergetic hybrid bicycle is also designed for a safer, more stable ride. Because the rider has to pedal to maintain the battery charge they have a healthier lifestyle option that maintains their flexibility.