Big Island - Hilo.
I live in Hilo, and am beyond fed up with the motorcycle noise here. Something has to be done, or I have to move. And I don't want to move!
I'm contacting you because I'm hoping you might know of people on the Big Island, preferably Hilo area but even if you know of people on the Kona side, that'd help. People like you, working towards getting much more enforcement of motorcycle/moped excess noise.
I'm also starting to work on a video documentary of this, I've gotten some video training and have access to nice cameras and editing bays at public tv station. If any of your members can offer any assistance with this - that'd be great.
Thank you for all you're doing!
(p.s. I had to indicate a neighborhood from Oahu, but I'm not from your island.)
We share your frustration. Here on O'ahu, too, it seems that the motorcycles are completely out of control, particularly in the area of Waikiki. Increasingly there are letters to the editor, comments in social media, and feedback from the hospitality industry that our tourist, also, are fed up with the noise. But still, on any given day you can sit on Kalakaua Ave and watch dozens of illegally modified motorcycles roaring past police officers who choose to do nothing.
If you will return a note with a request for assistance (what assistance is needed, contact information, etc.) we will be happy to add a blog note soliciting that assistance. We increasingly have visitors to our website, and notes from many throughout Hawai'i who have also had enough and are ready to move to action. Also, would like to ask your permission to abbreviate and post your note. We can do that with or without your name as you desire.
Similarly, if you produce your documentary we would be happy to post it to our site to provide it ongoing visibility. We only ask that you ensure that it conforms to photojournalism standards to the extent that neither we nor you would be sued by individuals, clubs, etc.
Otherwise, we continue to meet with small successes working through the Neighborhood Board organizations on O'ahu, I do not believe that Big Island has the same Neighborhood Board organization, but you do have an elected Council. Working through your representative to council you can request that an agenda item be entered to hear public comment on noise issues at regularly scheduled council meetings. At that meeting you, and/or others, can speak on the record. A possible first-step. Too, Big Island has a Committee on Environmental Management. Although a quick review of recent agendas did not include noise, we would suggest that noise is an environmental issue. You can find more information about this committee at:
Big Island Upcoming Events - Council and Other Meeting Schedules, Agendas, and Minutes.
Contact information for your council members can be found at:
Big Island Council Members.
Looking to hear from you again.
A Quieter O'ahu (and Big Island, too)