This article orginally appeared on Streetsblog DC.
Honolulu, one of the most congested cities in the country, could benefit from more transit-oriented development. Photo: ShowBus
Not all transportation in Honolulu, Hawaii is a walk on the beach.
Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and warm temperatures, Honolulu is also plagued by heavy traffic congestion and delays. High energy costs and a lack of transportation choices compound the challenges of getting around Hawaii’s state capital and most populous city.
To put it in perspective, Honolulu recently surpassed Los Angeles to become the city with the worst traffic in the nation. And on average, households in the City and County of Honolulu spent a whopping $13,598 each year on transportation alone, wasting an average of 58 hours in traffic during that time.