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Pearl Harbor Historic Trail Workshop

Come and share your ideas
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Aiea Elementary School | 99-370 Moanalua Road

Help Activate the Trail

In 1999, the communities of Aiea and Pearl City envisioned the OR&L railroad right-of-way as a valuable asset that had the potential to meet many needs – safe bicycle and pedestrian path, natural and historic preservation projects, recreational resources, a means of opening shoreline access, and an opportunity for economic revitalization. Guided by that vision, a long-range Pearl Harbor Historic Trail Master Plan (2001) was prepared.

Today, we’re continuing the effort to make the Trail a reality. How can the Trail be used and activated to make our communities healthier? How can we create accessible, attractive, and safe communities along the corridor? What are the best connections to the planned rail transit stations at Pearlridge and Aloha Stadium? Also, learn about what others have been doing along the Trail!


For more information. please contact Tricia Sakamoto at 768-5066 or If you require special assistance, auxiliary aid and/or service to participate in this event, please notify the above at least three business days prior to the event. 

Sponsored by Council member Brandon Elefante and the City and County of Honolulu.

Got Ideas?

The Pearl Harbor Historic Trail Master Plan recommends a few:


  • Design and install Trail entry and directional signs and mileage markers
  • Identification of trailheads and parking areas
  • Establish Bicycle Police duty and Neighborhood Watch patrols
  • Add Trail amenities, including benches, drinking fountains, and landscaping
  • Install traffic calming measures to slow vehicular traffic at roadway crossings
  • Provide bicycle rentals or bike sharing stations

Economic Revitalization

  • Build on world-famous Pearl Harbor attractions
  • Establish public adoption and stewardship programs for Trail segments to assist with maintenance and security
  • Conduct outreach with user surveys and public relations
  • Increase efforts for Trail protection through land use policy strategies, donations, purchases, easements, and greenway buffer setbacks
  • Explore redevelopment with land owners of properties along the Pearl Harbor corridor and shoreline

Environmental Preservation

  • Selectively clear overgrowth to improve shoreline views and provide public access to waterfront
  • Provide shade and improve landscaping along the Trail
  • Implement fishpond restoration plans
  • Enhance and cleanup streams
  • Preserve freshwater springs and wildlife preserves

Historic & Cultural Awareness

  • Install signs along the Trail to identify important sites and features
  • Work with Navy to gain permission to launch boat tours of Middle Loch and Navy’s Inactive Fleet
  • Establish a cultural learning center

Come to the workshop to hear more about the Trail, share your own ideas, and help us turn ideas into reality! 


Download the Flyer herePearl Harbor Flyer

Check out this exciting event to discuss near-term improvements to the PHHT. If you love to bike and walk this is an important meeting.

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Project Lead for the Colliers Hawaii Transit-Oriented Development Group. The Honolulu Rail Transit project is underway and the time is now to work together to ensure that we have thriving communities that promote health, opportunity and sustainability for everyone. Now is the time to communicate and connect our visions for the future while working to make them happen.

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