What’s there now:
Diamond Head Road encircles Diamond Head Crater, running from Kapiolani Park, towards Kahala, and then back again. Along its makai side, the road has dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean while along its mauka side lie Kapiolani Community College and the entrance to the Diamond Head State Monument. The road is popular with tourists, while its relatively light traffic and scenic views make it attractive with joggers and recreational cyclists. Currently there is no dedicated infrastructure for bikes on Diamond Head Road.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for the bike lanes to be installed along the entirety of Diamond Head Road. The project would create 1.47 miles of bike lanes at an estimated cost of $908,680. Bike lanes on Diamond Head Road would connect to planned and existing bike infrastructure on 18th-Avenue, Makapuu Avenue, Monsarrat Avenue, Kahala Avenue, and Kalakaua Avenue. The lanes would cement Diamond Head’s position as one of the most popular areas for cycling on the island and enhance the appeal of the area to nearby tourists in Waikiki. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Diamond Head Road as a high-priority and short-range implementation project.
What’s being done:
The Department of Transportation Services has tentative plans to install the planned bike lanes in the future.