With your help to strengthen our collective voice, the Hawaii Bicycling League raised biking and street safety for all users to higher levels in the last year! Bike lanes, Complete Streets, education programs, and pedestrian safety – a lot has happened in 2017 to make these islands a safer and more enjoyable place to ride and walk! We still have work to do to create a cycling paradise. Be a spoke in the wheel of change in 2018!
Hawaii Bicycling League depends on financial support from committed members like you. With a tax-deductible contribution of $25, $43, $100, $500, $1,000 (or more!), HBL will be better equipped to make Hawaii a cycling and walking paradise and a place where people who walk, bike and drive share the road in the spirit of aloha. 2018 marks our 43rd year serving the community in Hawaii. We wouldn’t be here without support from members like you!
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- Bikeways, Bikeways, Bikeways! 2017 was a big year in expanding our bikeway network. 8.9 miles of new bike lanes were implemented on Oahu. The advocacy of HBL and hundreds of advocates supported the realization of new bike lanes in Nānākuli, Kunia, Salt Lake, Kaka‘ako, McCully/Mōʻiliʻili, Mililani, and Iwilei!
- The Leeward Bikeway is moving towards reality in 2018. HBL became a consulting party in historic process to actively work for a resolution agreement and this is in sight. And community support is strong – 5 neighborhood boards, 1,000+ people, and 75 businesses are in solidarity with HBL for the construction and completion of the Leeward Bikeway as soon as possible. After years of pushing, everything is aligning for 2018.
- Strong funding for 2018 – 2017 also brought in big dollars that will result in changes on the ground in 2018 and beyond. The City Council passed a budget with $8,000,000 for bikeway and Complete Streets improvements that will go a long way to build our bikeway network and make our streets safer for walking and biking. The year also brought over $5,000,000 in federal funds that will be used to expand Biki bikeshare to more neighborhoods on O‘ahu over the next four years.
- More bike parking coming soon – With the passage of Honolulu ordinance 17-55 in October 2017 bike parking will be getting a lot better. The new law requires short and long-term bike parking for all new commercial, office, and apartment buildings. In addition to advocating for the new law, HBL also launched its Bike Parking Advocacy Program to work with advocates to get all existing businesses to put in bike parking.
GO BIKI! – After years of work by government and nonprofits, including HBL, in June Bikeshare Hawaii launched Honolulu’s new public bikeshare system Biki with 1,000 bikes and 100 stations spread across the city between Chinatown and Kapahulu. With over 2,000 rides everyday Biki is spreading the awesomeness of cycling to thousands and HBL is providing educational workshops for the new riders. Biki is looking towards a summer 2018 expansion.
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- Over 3,100 cyclists collectively rode in the 35th Honolulu Century Ride, 25th Hale‘iwa Metric Century Ride (record high registration!), 6th Zach Manago’s Ride In Paradise, and Aloha Fun Ride!
- Community ride leaders hosted over 600 free weekly group rides!
- Maui Bicycling League Chapter held multiple group rides and are working towards a bike-friendly Maui.
- 1,080 adult cyclists were educated with our free cycling workshops and 2,669 commuters were taught safe riding, walking, and driving techniques.
- 14 enthusiastic riders successfully went through a rigorous League Cycling Instructors Certification course, held by the League of American Bicyclists.
- The 4th Annual O‘ahu Bike Count tallied 4,573 cyclists across 10 locations thanks to 84 volunteers.
- The first annual King Street Challenge during Bike Month incentivized participants to buy and submit 148 receipts totaling $5,100 from local businesses along the Protected Bike Lane.
- 9,404 fourth graders were taught safe cycling at 87 O‘ahu schools in our BikeEd program.
- Energizer stations during Bike to Work Week in May served over 500 commuters.
- 340 supporters attended our 42nd Anniversary Annual HBL Members Dinner, helping to fundraise over $20,000 that evening towards hiring a Leeward Bikeway Coordinator.
- Our Light Up the Night safety campaigns distributed sets of bike lights to 293 “light-less” riders.
- The City & County of Honolulu has hired a Complete Streets Administrator to help tie together projects and promote complete streets on O‘ahu!
You’ve chosen to support cycling in Hawaii. Please make a tax-deductible donation to the Hawaii Bicycling League so your legacy as a supporter of safe cycling and walking lives on for generations to come. Your donation will help the Hawaii Bicycling League continue to educate thousands of people of all ages and abilities who walk, bike and drive, host signature events, and be a voice for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure improvements all over the islands. Be a spoke in the wheel of change in 2018!
Mahalo for your devotion to cycling and walking in Hawaii and a more livable community for everyone! Your donation to the Hawaii Bicycling League will help continue this year’s momentum well into the future.
Ride Aloha from all the staff at HBL!