Whether you've lived in da 808 for a short or long time, da one thing dat sucks for everyone is traffic no mattah wat time of day.
Most of us try to plan our commute based on factors such as accidents, rush hour and even specific times of days wea you would take route A if you leave by 7am but route B if you left at 7:03am, right? 😉
One of da biggest help - imho - is da addition of lanes on da freeways. Obviously, da more lanes you have, da more it helps alleviate congestion but da caveat about dat is there are only certain times dat those "extra" lanes are available which I find extremely puzzling.
Take for instance da "new" lane (shoulder) added going Westbound on da H1 to help with pau hana traffic. I guess it's only to help alleviate the congestion for State workahs cause being only open from 3:30p-6:00p seems to accomodate only a specific group of workahs while there are just as many who clock out latah, trust me, traffic no lie.
Personally, my first office job was cool in dat my hours allowed me to leave at 3:30p and I would only catch da "beginning" of pau hana traffic but as my career advanced, naturally, I've had to stay latah. Now I'm not on da road till aftah 6pm and there's still CHOKE traffic!
Why da lane is not open till 7pm - or at da very least 6:30pm - beats da heck out of me. I mean seriously, who does da "studies" to determine wat time da lane should be open? Did they do it during holiday break? Did they not take into consideration it takes on average about half an hour or more just to get to dat point to utilize da "help"? Or was da contract for da study good till only 6pm oddahwise it was an overtime expense?
Doesn't it feel it feel like sometimes those with brilliant ideas/solutions nevah seem to have first hand - and consistent - experience with da problem?
Last night on da way home, I make my way all da way ovah to da far right lane as I do every night and see dis in my passenger side window:
I immediately check my clock, approx 6:15pm (it's set ahead to fool me dat I'm late all da time - who else does dat? No lie now.) At dis point in da road, you can tell those dat KNOW it's wrong cause they enter da shoulder lane late oddahwise I wouldn't be able to see them change into it and as they pass me, I'm shaking my head in disbelief.
Then I start to ride da shoulder line cause I'm tired of these jerks thinking they "special" and can do watevah they like. They slow down to go "around" me but there was a drivah of a Tory's Roofing flatbed truck, yes, I'm naming names, dat couldn't make it around so wat does he do?
He HONKS his horn at me multiple times.
Wassup Wit Dat!
I roll down my window and yell, "dat lane is closed at 6 o'clock!!" He throws his hand up in da air and as soon as there was enough room gunned it by.
Karma must have been watching cause I noticed latah dat da shoulder lane was stopping. I was hoping dat HPD was there ticketing these people cause I saw a flood of left turn blinkahs on but alas, it was just a stalled car. 😆 It was kinda sweet seeing them come to a complete halt but then you get those same lolo's bullying their way BACK into da 'legal' lane. I nevah budge cause you reap wat you sow.
Sadly, dis "make your own rules" is running waaaaay too rampant. Just cause you see someone else "doing it" doesn't make it right or ok to do it yourself. If you are one of those people dat just no kea, keep in mind all those shootings, terror attacks etc dat we hear about on a daily basis are people who no kea (about you) either.
Hea's anoddah pic about a couple months ago but on a Saturday morning. Rogah, a Saturday and just cause there was "traffic", people decided to make their own lane and drive on da shoulder cause they nevah like be patient to pass da accident below Kaahumanu overpass.
And to da drivah of dat Tory's Roofing flatbed and all those who still no kea, per da DOT, "Single-occupancy vehicles are allowed, but trucks and buses are prohibited" on da shoulder............. as it CLEARLY states on da big black and white signage.
Unless you can't read or no kea to read.