What’s there now:
Fort Street Mall runs from Beretania Street to Nimitz Highway down the heart of Honolulu’s Downtown. Restricted to non-motorized vehicles among much of its length, Fort Street is popular with pedestrians, serving as a de-facto courtyard for many of the office buildings nearby. Currently, there is no cycling infrastructure on Fort Street Mall.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for Fort Street Mall to receive a bike path. The bike path would run a distance of 0.38 miles from Beretania Street to Nimitz Highway and cost an estimated $15,350. The short-range implementation plan states that this infrastructure will take the form of signage. A bike path here would provide a safe and quiet way for cyclists to commute in the traffic clogged business district. This project would connect to planned bike lanes on Beretania Streets, existing lanes on Nimitz Highway, and provide transport to the planned rail station at the bottom of the business district. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Fort Street Mall as a high priority and short-range implementation project.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement the planned infrastructure on Fort Street Mall.