Palolo is a neighborhood perched in the mountains of Honolulu just above Kaimuki. The neighborhood is almost exclusively residential, though there are a few shops, a park, and some schools in Palolo Valley. Transport in and out of Palolo is provided by 10th Avenue and Palolo Avenue, a pair of roads that loop into the valley and then back towards the mouth of the valley. The valley has no bike infrastructure, though many students live in the valley and commute by bike to nearby Chaminade, Kapiolani Communicty College, and University of Hawaii.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for a bike route to be built in Palolo along 10th Avenue and Palolo Avenue. The route would form a complete loop around the valley, connecting to the planned bike lanes on Waialae Avenue and allowing residents of Palolo to commute to Kaimuki by bicycle in relative comfort and safety. The Oahu Bike Plan designates the Palolo Valley projects as priority one (high priority) projects and earmarks them for short-term implementation.
- Palolo Loop (10th Avenue), Alohea Avenue and 10th Avenue to Palolo Place, Route
- Palolo Loop (Palolo Avenue), Alohea Avenue/10th Avenue Intersection to Palolo Place, Route
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to build the planned infrastructure in Palolo Valley.