What’s there now:
Kuhio Avenue splits the middle of Waikiki, running from Kalakaua Avenue to Kapahulu Avenue. Like most of the roads in Waikiki, Kuhio Avenue serves a bustling mix of pedestrians, buses, cars, and bikes. Featuring two lanes in each direction, traffic on the road is restricted to twenty-five miles per hour. The area surrounding Kuhio is occupied by apartment buildings, hotels, and small businesses. There is currently no bike infrastructure on Kuhio Avenue.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for the establishment of a bike route on Kuhio Avenue. The project would create 1.17 miles of bikeways consisting of sharrows and signage and cost an estimated $58,628. The planned route would cover the entirety of Kuhio Avenue and would connect to the existing bike lanes on Kalakaua Avenue and the existing bike path on Kapahulu. A route here would provide an alternative to the existing lanes on Kalakaua and Ala Wai Boulevard. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Kuhio Avenue as a priority one and short-range implementation project. Additionally, the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling has recommended Kuhio Avenue for short-range implementation based on its low-cost and ease of construction.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement new bikeways on Kuhio Avenue.