Join HBL and the Manago family for a celebration of the new Ala Napunani St buffered bike lanes! We’ll be celebrating Saturday September 9th 4:00pm at the Ala Puumalu Park in Salt Lake (map). The gathering will culminate in talks by Councilmember Manahan and others and a BIG CELEBRATORY RIDE. So don’t forget your bike and helmet. Good company, grilled hot dogs, and potlucking will complete the gathering.
Saturday September 9th 4:00pm
Ala Puumalu Park in Salt Lake (map)
Read on for more on the Ala Napunani St buffered bike lanes and our efforts to get them named in memory of Zachary Manago.
Ala Napunani Street buffered bike lanes
The Ala Napunani St buffered bike lanes are part of the “Right Sizing” of Ala Napunani St that converted the street from 2 lanes in each direction to 1 lane in each direction, a center left turn lane, and bike lanes. This is similar to what happened on Kamehameha IV Road in Kalihi. The result is a dedicated space for bicycling, safer pedestrian crossings, less speeding, and a safer street for all (national studies show Right Sizings reduce crashes and injuries by 29-47%). The Complete Streets transformation received the support of Councilmember Manahan, the Neighborhood Board, and local advocates. The positive impact is already evident with a street that feels safer for biking, walking, and driving.
Naming Ala Napunani St Bike Lanes in Memory of Zachary Manago
HBL and the Manago family are working with Councilmember Manahan to get the bike lanes named in memory of Zachary Manago. Zach’s vision, as anyone that has participated in a Zachary Manago Ride in Paradise knows, was to have bike lanes all over Hawaii so everyone feels safe bicycling. Zach grew up right on Ala Napunani St, so it’s awesome to see Zach’s vision become a reality on the street and it would be fitting to name the bike lanes in memory of Zach to perpetuate his story and vision.