BY CITY COUNCIL MEMBER STANLEY CHANG – The City’s Department of Transportation Services recently shared its “O‘ahu Bike Plan” with the Council Committee on Transportation. The OBP has four goals:

  • increase the mode share of bicycle trips
  • enhance cooperation between roadway users
  • encourage and promote bicycling as a safe, convenient, and pleasurable means of travel
  • be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle-Friendly Community

The OBP gives examples of existing bikeway projects including Kalakaua Avenue east of Kapahulu and Dole Street bike lanes and Ala Wai and Paki Avenue bike paths. The plan also highlights several current projects in District 4 including:

  • a bike lane and sharrows on Kalakaua from Ala Moana to Kapahulu
  • a bicycle accessible shoulder on the east side of Keala‘olu Avenue in Kahala
  • a project to complete a “lei of parks” which connects Ala Moana Beach Park and Kapiolani Park
    via offstreet paths

Other programs that are a part of the plan include more bicycle racks, bicycle lockers, a bike share program, and BikeEd Hawaii, a city sponsored program that teaches 6,000 fourth graders how to ride safely.

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