I live in the Wailana Condo at 1860 Ala Moana and as a new Condo owner I ave been shocked by the incredible, constant, level of never ending 24 hours a day noise pollution—-I am blasted by shrieking sirens at least (averaged during the past four days) 20 to 30 times a day. Cars seem to use the streets in front of my condo as a speed and loudest exhaust playground 24 hours a day. Motorcycles rip up and down the street at all hours of the day and night. I am kept awake all night long by this incredible noise pollution.
I think this is the most noise polluted place I have ever experienced in my life—-I am actually shocked at the lack of control of this noise pollution in a modern American City!
This is a backward thinking/acting city in many many ways—-it allows all sorts of noise pollution not allowed in almost any average American City and likewise does not allow you to walk your dog in almost any of it’s parks—-WHAT! How many cities/towns do not allow you to walk your on-lease dog in the park. I was at the Blow Hole lookout the other day and was told by a police officer that my on-leash dog needed to stay in the car or I would receive a $500.00 citation. Really!! What sort of backward thinking allows this crazy on one hand lack of controlling ordnance’s as well as Silly restrictive/draconian restrictions on experiencing a happy and fulfilling life with your canine pets?
Quieter O'ahu Response:
Couldn't have written your note better ourselves. And, of course, you're spot-on with your observations. We hear from MANY Waikiki residents about the noise onslaught and there's a large ground-swell in your area that I believe is about to take this bull by its horns.
Let me earnestly recommend that you attend the next, and successive, Waikiki Neighborhood Board meeting. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Waikiki Community Center located at 310 Paoakalani Avenue at 7:00pm. A recently elected member of the board, Dr. Brian Bagnall, is a STRONG Waikiki anti-noise activist and having recently been seated on the board believe this will become a high priority for them. He is also President of the Waikiki Branch of The Outdoor Circle. Strongly urge you to add your voice at your neighborhood board meetings. And please, Tell Brian you were referred by Quieter O'ahu!
We have added you to distribution for emails on the topic of noise and related issues. We will also post your comments to our noise blog, without your name, to benefit others.
A Quieter O'ahu
P.S. - Totally agree with your pet comments as well!!