What’s there now:
Young Street runs from Moiliili Neighborhood Park to Thomas Square. In comparison to nearby King and Beretania Streets, traffic on the road is relatively light. The area is a mix of apartment buildings and small businesses. Currently Young Street has a short length of bike lanes on its Ewa end and sharrows and signage on its Diamond Head side.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The 1999 Oahu Bike Plan envisioned Young Street as a ‘park boulevard’ and proposed to create “a park-like atmosphere along the street through the introduction of landscape and hardscape elements to calm traffic” in order to attract pedestrians and cyclists. While that vision has yet to be achieved, the current 2012 Oahu Bike Plan maintains the idea of Young Street as a bike hotspot. The current version of the Oahu Bike Plan ultimately calls for bike lanes to be installed from Isenberg Street to Pensacola at a cost of $864,784. As an interim measure the Oahu Bike Plan asks that sharrows be installed. The Bike Plan designates Young Street as a short-range implementation project.
What’s being done:
The Department of Transportation Services recently completed the interim plan by adding sharrows to Young Street. There are currently no plans to add bike lanes to Young Street.