Manoa is a neighborhood located in central Honolulu. Running from the H1 Freeway up into the mountains above Honolulu, the neighborhood has a mix of houses, schools, and businesses. On its makai end Manoa has several major schools (Punahou, University of Hawaii), a hospital, and numerous apartment buildings. Further up the valley, the neighborhood becomes more residential, featuring upscale homes, with shopping provided by Manoa Marketplace. Transport on the lower half of Manoa is provided by the H1 Freeway while travelers headed into the mountains must use Manoa Road, East Manoa Road, or Oahu Avenue. Cycling infrastructure in Manoa is limited to the area surrounding the University of Hawaii, where a few bike lanes and routes are present.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan suggests modest additions to the bike infrastructure in Manoa, adding bikeways around Punahou, University of Hawaii, and up into the valley. Specifically, bike lanes would be added on University Avenue and Wilder Avenue, completing a corridor of bike lanes in the area, while up in the valley bike routes would be added to Oahu Avenue, Woodlawn Drive, and beyond, allowing cyclists to travel into upper Manoa more safely. With the exception of the bike lanes along University Avenue, the Oahu Bike Plan designates the projects in Manoa as priority two (medium priority).
- Dole Street, East West Road to St. Louis Drive, Lane
- Manoa Loop, Oahu Avenue to Paradise Park, Route
- McCully Street Bridge, On H1 Overpass, Lane
- Metcalf Street, McCully Bridge to Wilder Avenue, Lane
- University Avenue, Dole Street to Maile Way, Lane
- Varsity Place, University Avenue to Lower Campus Road, Route
- Wilder Avenue, Dole Street to Spencer Street, Lane
What’s being done:
Sharrows were recently added to Varsity Place, completing that project. There are currently no plans to implement bikeways in Manoa.