What’s there now:
Metcalf Street connects McCully Street with University Avenue. The street shares space with residences and institutions such as the University Lab School and the Atherton YMCA. Traffic heading to the University of Hawaii, H1 Freeway, or down to Waikiki often use this road. Currently, bike lanes have been installed along the majority of the road, running in both directions from Wilder to University Avenue. While the road is quite wide between Wilder and University, it tightens considerably as it approaches the H1 overpass, narrowing to two lanes, a sidewalk, and nothing else.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Bike Plan calls for a bike lane to ultimately be installed from the H1 overpass to Wilder Avenue at an estimated cost of $20,592. Since the installation of a bike lane will likely mean the removal of a lane of traffic or the widening of the road, the Bike Plan suggests installing sharrows as an interim measure at an estimated cost of $8,953. A bikeway here would connect to the existing Metcalf Street bike lanes and the existing bike route and planned bike lanes on McCully Street, providing access for commuters headed from Waikiki to the University of Hawaii. The Oahu Bike Plan designates this as a short-range implementation project. The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling also earmarks Metcalf Street for short-term implementation.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to add any bike infrastructure on Metcalf Street. The Department of Design and Construction is currently repaving a section of Metcalf between Wilder and the H1 overpass but has elected not to include the planned infrastructure in their construction.