What’s There Now:
Coyne Street runs from University Avenue to Artesian Street. This local road runs through a residential area and has a speed limit of twenty-five miles per hour. A scarcity of parking at the nearby University of Hawaii campus has made Coyne Street a popular choice for on-street parking. The on-street parking narrows the road, in many places constricting travel to one lane that must be shared in both directions.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
Plans call for the Diamond Head end of Coyne Street from University Avenue to just past Isenberg Street to be turned into a bike route. The route would connect Coyne with existing bike lanes on University Avenue as well as planned bikeways on Isenberg Street, Beretania, and Varsity Place. A bike route here would benefit members of the Moiliili community as well as University of Hawaii faculty, staff, and students. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Coyne Street as a short-range implementation project. The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling also earmarked Coyne Street for short-term implementation.
What’s being done:
In early 2013 the Department of Transportation added sharrows to Coyne Street, transforming the street into a bike route.