Join the Kalihi community to celebrate the new and drastically improved Kamehameha IV Road!
They’ll be music, food, fun, and of course, a ride! This is an all ages event and HBL’s BikeEd team will be out in full force with a bike rodeo. So bike up, bring your family and friends and enjoy the festivities.
The Kamehameha IV Road story:
Kamehameha IV Rd was a four-lane road with constant speeding issues (even though it has a police station right on it!), dangerous crosswalks and no place for bicycling – all while having an elementary school, a middle school, a district park, and KVIBE right on it.
HBL worked with Kokua Kalihi Valley, KVIBE, Kaewai Elementary, Dole Middle, Kalihi Valley Neighborhood Board, and many others to advocate for a Complete Streets transformation of the road. Based on the strong support, the Caldwell administration decidedly to re-think the planned repaving of the road and to transform it from the 2 lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction, a center turn lane, and bike lanes. This approach referred as “right sizing” makes room for cyclists and means a dramatically safer road for all (studies have found an average 29% reduction in injuries). It’s been in place since February and so far the road is working great. The most common comment on the change is “I can’t believe how much easier it is to cross the road now! People actually stop when you step out in the crosswalk!”
This is a true case of community advocacy in action. Please come out to celebrate the victory for safer streets.