What’s there now:
Varsity Place connects University Avenue to the lower campus of the University of Hawaii. The road is mostly local, featuring residences, a small park, and the parked cars of University of Hawaii students. The road has two lanes of travel, though there is no centerline on the mauka side of the H1. Despite subpar sidewalks and a lack of bike infrastructure the road is popularly used as a shortcut for students on foot and bike heading to and from UH.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
A route consisting of sharrows is planned for the length of Varsity Place. This would connect Varsity Place to existing bike lanes on University Avenue and sharrows on nearby Coyne Street. This project will make it easier for members of UH to commute. The Oahu Bike Plan lists the project as a short-range implementation project. The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling also earmarks Varsity Place for short-range implementation.
What’s being done:
The Department of Transportation Services recently added sharrows to the road, completing this project.