What’s there now:
Ala Wai Boulevard travels along the length of the Ala Wai Canal, connecting Kapahulu Avenue to Kalakaua Avenue. This one-way boulevard is one of Waikiki’s major roads, bringing travelers to the few bridges that lead out of Waikiki. Away from the commercial and hotel districts of Waikiki, the area around Ala Wai Boulevard is occupied by small to medium sized apartment buildings. Despite the presence of numerous pedestrians and cyclists in the area, the speed limit on the majority of this multi-lane boulevard is thirty-five miles per hour. There is currently a bike lane along much of the length of Ala Wai Boulevard, though it ends shortly before McCully Street.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for a bike route to be created on Ala Wai Boulevard from Keoniana Street to Kalakaua Avenue at a projected cost of $14,619. The improvements would largely consist of sharrows. A route here would extend the reach of the existing bike lanes on Ala Wai Boulevard, ease conflicts between bike and automobiles in the right-most turn lane before the McCully Street Bridge, and connect to a planned bike route on Kalakaua Avenue. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Ala Wai Boulevard as a priority one and short-range implementation project.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to install the planned infrastructure on Ala Wai Boulevard.