For an entire week, residents who normally park their vehicles along Kahakai Drive just behind the Hawaii Convention Center will be hard pressed to find somewhere else to go.
The view of Kahakai Drive is going to look very different during the week of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit..
The city announced Thursday it will not allow street parking on either side of Kakahai Drive.
Parking is already tight in the neighborhood that is jammed with low-rise walk-ups and high-rise apartment buildings.
"I got rid of my car when I moved into this neighborhood because it?s a nightmare looking for parking. There are too many buildings and not enough parking spaces," said Mark Cooper.
Susan Waite parked at the Ala Wai today because she couldn?t find a space near her home. She may have to impose on friends or family just to avoid the closures.
"I am going away for a month because I can't afford any more tickets,? she said.
Other residents who can park their cars in the lots of their apartments, were perplexed over how they were going to adjust their schedules.
"I heard they are going to close off our street and I am wondering if I can get to work every day while APEC is happening," said Shelley Hartling.
"I am not real clear on how the city is going to run the buses either. That could be a problem if they are shutting down Kapiolani," said Susan Dixon.