Lanikai's beauty draws hundreds of beachgoers each weekend, but the vehicles they come in are creating headaches for residents.
New city and county efforts are designed to give them a break from traffic congestion and illegal parking.
Residents say vehicles park on the bikeway and leave little room for bicyclists and pedestrians. It not only pushes people into the middle of the street but narrows critical road space.
"If you had an emergency at the end of Lanikai, we couldn't get emergency vehicles in and out. It comes to safety," said Lanikai resident Sherine Duncan.
The Department of Transportation Services received numerous complaints from the community regarding traffic congestion and illegal parking in the neighborhood. Recently the city and county installed more "no parking" pavement symbols and additional bike lane markings.
"I think it's not good because there's a lot of tourist and local people to come to the beach and there's no parking for them," said Lanikai resident Koloja Emerson.
"There are only so many parking spaces, there's only so much beach, there's a limit, so if you want to park somewhere and there's no space, you know what? Tough," said Lanikai resident Joe Bussen.
To further discourage people from parking or driving on the bikeway that circles Lanikai, the fine has been quadrupled from a minimum of $35 to a flat fine of $200.
"It's one thing to have something on the books but the enforcement of it is another matter and hopefully there are enough resources to enforce the new regulations," said Neil Berg.
The DTS will also install no parking signs at the busiest intersections that allow beach access. It also has plans to add those signs on the bike lane side of the Lanikai loop.