Business and community discuss proposed Aiea zipline

Royal Summit

There are plans to install a zipline above an Aiea neighborhood but not everyone is for it.

Towne Development owns 447 acres above Royal Summit. The company wants to build a zipline on its land and has asked Maui-based Flyin Hawaii Zipline to install and operate it.

Officials from both companies met with Royal Summit and Newtown residents to share their plans and to listen to concerns.

Caroline Abe says she’s against the zipline.

“Safety issues, those are the kinds of things i’m interested in, as well as traffic. And some people are concerned that when other visitors see the area we live in, that there might be more break-ins,” Royal Summit resident Caroline Abe said.

The landowner and developer say they hope to get their environmental impact and biological surveys done by next month.

Then they’ll still have to get permission from the state land board.

Related story: Oahu’s first stand-alone zip line planned for Aiea

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