What’s there now:
Kalia Road runs parallel to Kalakaua Avenue, connecting Ala Moana Boulevard with Saratoga Road in Waikiki. There are a variety of destinations along Kalia Road, including a number of major hotels and Fort Derussy Park. Traffic is a mix of tour buses, motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. The size of the road varies considerably, ranging from a total of five lanes near Ala Moana Boulevard to two lanes in Fort Derussy Park. At the moment there are no bikeways on Kalia Road.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The bike plan calls for Kalia Road to be turned into a bike route through the use of sharrows from Ala Moana Boulevard to Saratoga Road at an estimated cost of $24,729. The route would supplement existing bike lanes on Kalakaua, connect to planned bikeways on Saratoga Road, and provide a scenic route for cyclists interested in experiencing Waikiki by bike or traveling via a route less congested than Kalakaua. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Kalia Road as a short-range implementation project.
What’s being done:
The Department of Transportation Services has voiced tentative plans to add sharrows to Kalia Road in the near future.