Complaint endangers Hawaiian bike program

A program that teaches Hawaiian youth how to repair bikes, rewarding them with it when complete, is in danger of being forced to close up shop after a noise complain brought a zoning conflict to the attention of city officials, the Honolulu Star Advisor is reporting.

The Kalihi Valley Instructional Bike Exchange Program, or KVIBE, is asking the city for a zoning variance to it can stay in business. The program began in 2005 and has helped kids from a rough neighborhood learn mechanical skills and offers a haven where gang colors are restricted. 

The Star Advisor has voiced support for the zoning change in a recent editorial


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