Downtown Honolulu is a neighborhood located along the oceanfront in urban Honolulu. According to its neighborhood board, Downtown is the area between River Street and South Street, and from the ocean to the H1. Filled with towering high-rises, the Downtown area is the center of Honolulu’s corporate business district. Parking in the area is extremely limited, leading many of those who work in the district to travel by foot, bike, or bus instead of private automobile. While businesses dominate the center of Downtown, on the Diamond Head side of Downtown sits the State Capitol Building and Honolulu Hale. On the mauka end of Downtown a number of apartment buildings and residences can be found. Bike infrastructure is limited in the area to bike lanes on Nimitz Highway and a bike route on Hotel Street.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan aims to add bike lanes and routes to a number of key streets in the Downtown area. In the Ewa/Diamond Head direction, the Bike Plan calls for extended bike lanes on Nimitz and new bike lanes on King and Beretania Streets. Heading in the mauka/makai direction, the Bike Plan asks for a series of bike routes to be created down Alakea, Bishop Street, and Fort Street Mall. With a rail station slated to be built on the makai end of Downtown, these projects will help move rail riders from the station to their office buildings.
- Alakea Street, Nimitz Highway to School Street
- Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalakaua Avenue to Fort Street Mall, Lane
- Alapai Street, Iolani Avenue to Spencer Street, Lane
- Aloha Tower Path, Aloha Tower to Waterfront Park, Path
- Beretania Street, Alapai Street to North King Street, Lane
- Bishop Street, Nimitz Highway to Queen Emma Street, Route
- Civic Center Bike Path, Alapai Street to Richards Street, Path
- Fort Street Mall, Nimitz Highway to Beretania Street, Route
- King Street, River Street to South Street, Lane
- Punchbowl Street, Nimitz Highway to Vineyard, Lane
- River Street, Nimitz highway to Beretania Street, Route
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement Oahu Bike Plan infrastructure in the Downtown area.