What’s there now:
Waialae Avenue is the “main street” of Kaimuki. Along its length are a variety of businesses, major schools such as Chaminade University, and a number of community parks and playgrounds. With three lanes in each direction, Waialae handles a large volume of traffic and during peak hours is often congested. While there are several bike lanes in the area, Waialae Avenue itself currently has no bike infrastructure.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
Accoring to the Oahu Bike Plan, Waialae Avenue is ultimately to receive a bike lane from Kapahulu Avenue to 11th Avenue, a bike route from 11th Avenue to 17th Avenue, and a bike lane from 18th Avenue to Ainokoa Avenue. In the interim, sharrows are to be placed from Kapahulu to 17th Avenue. This would compliment the existing bike lanes on Dole Street and St. Louis Heights and ease commuting for cyclists along the street. The Oahu Bike Plan lists the planned sections from Kapahulu Avenue to 17th Avenue for short-range implementation.
What’s being done:
The city currently plans to install a mix of bike lanes and sharrows from St. Louis Drive to 11th Avenue. There are currently no plans to complete the rest of the planned infrastructure.