Handicapped Stalls for a Stairmaster Trail

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BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD – I am sure you’ve heard the ironic saying “I am from the Government and I am here to help.”

Here is proof of “I am from the Government and I am here to waste your tax money.”


Koko Head trail in Hawaii Kai is very demanding. “I’m 25 and in decent shape but this hike nearly killed me. It’s short but super intense,” said Heatherab87 on May 9, 2013.

I hiked it on May 21 and counted 1,115 tall steps. Hardly any hikers on this trail are overweight or over 50, or both (like me.) Many are fitness nuts.

In this case a couple handicapped stalls would be two too many, but ADA code requires six. So six of them with wide access isles were built.

For over $100,000 expenditure these stalls are unlikely to see an annual occupancy of 1%.





  1. Nothing better than good ole' fashioned common sense. It's a shame none of it was used by the people who added that many handicapped parking stalls to the Koko Head hike. I blame the ADA for this snafu.

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