7/23/20 UPDATE: CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE July 26 Kalākaua Open Street Sunday

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The City and County of Honolulu along with the Hawaii Bicycling League, announced the launch of Kalākaua Open Street Sundays. Now, for SEVEN consecutive Sundays, beginning June 14 thru July 26, bicyclists, joggers, and walkers will be able to travel down Kalākaua Avenue in Waikīkī to enjoy outdoor exercise while promoting one of the simplest ways to lower our environmental footprint with other members of our island ‘ohana.

“We’ve all noticed more people out walking, jogging, and biking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “Opening Kalākaua Avenue to everyone so they have a place to exercise while allowing our local families the opportunity to enjoy a less-crowded Waikīkī during this time is a win-win for everyone. We hope people will dine in Waikīkī’s excellent restaurants and shop in its stores, uncrowded by tourists, helping our local economy while staying safe and healthy.”

This is Honolulu’s version of an Open Street Initiative, similar to “Slow” or “Open” streets in other cities, adapted to the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic. These streets, usually bumper to bumper with motor vehicles, are being opened for more people-focused activities such as biking, jogging, or walking. With the decrease in vehicular traffic on the roadways and minimal tourism, Kalākaua Open Street Sundays will also help reconnect kamaʻāina and merchants along Kalākaua Avenue.

Kalākaua Open Street Sundays are scheduled for June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, and 26. The events will be held on Kalākaua Avenue between Seaside Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue. The route will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to noon. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes. Please allow extra travel time and abide by posted traffic signs. Special Duty Honolulu Police Department Officers will be posted to assist with traffic control.

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome, including families with small children and infrequent bicyclists, with a goal for everyone to enjoy safe, traffic-free mornings. However, we would like to remind everyone that physical distancing is still required between each family and face coverings should be worn to the extent possible. We also encourage participants to keep on the move. Congregating will be prohibited. Of course, people are allowed to dine in restaurants and visit our public beaches along the route, as long as they follow the Restore Honolulu guidelines.

Hawaii Bicycling League will be providing free Bike Valet so you can have peace of mind leaving your bike secured with us. No lock needed!

FREE Bike Valet Details:

Bike Valet will be open from 8:00AM till 1:00PM, and is brought to you by the City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services, and sponsored in part by Elite Parking Services.

2444 Kalākaua Avenue (near Duke’s statue on Kalākaua Aev. & Uluniu Ave., across from Eggs ‘n’ Things & McDonalds)

Click here for a Google Map of the location

Sign up to help at Bike Valet: volunteersignup.org/LM88A


What to Expect

Open Stores:

Farmer’s Market

It will be fresh fruits, vegetables and products coordinated by Ruth Nakamura and her Hawaii’s Homemade Tastes Corporation.
Parking validations with “any” purchase at Royal Hawaiian Center are only available at RHC’s restaurants, food court and retailers doing business at the Center. The 3 Free hours of parking validations will not be available at the Farmers Market, which will be located in our Royal Grove.

Lawson Station
HOURS: 9:30a to 18:30
IG: @lawsonhawaii
20% off Shave Ice, Dole Soft Serve, and Snow Ice on Saturday and Sunday in June for Kama’aina.

ABC Stores

They’re offering the following:

10% off – Grocery, Spirits & Wine (ends 6/25)
25% off – Apparel & General (ends 7/16)

Website: https://abcstores.com/

HI Paradise Designs
Featuring made in Hawaii cotton masks, available in-store!
Website: localdesignhawaii.com

10:00a – 5:00p.

 Banana Bay is offering 30% off.

Outrigger Waikiki:

Tori Richard, Sunrise Shack, Duke’s, Infinity Wellness(by appt), Banana Bay, Eclipse Eyewear, Bikini Bird

Waikiki Beach Walk:

Beachwalk Café, Coco Mango, Taormina(lunch), Yard House(lunch), HiLife, Breakout Waikiki, Noa Noa

Where to Find Parking:

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

2201 Kalākaua Avenue

The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is offering free 3-hour parking in their 24/7 lot with ANY purchase. Get a coffee at Vintage Island Coffee (open at 6am) or Starbucks (open at 7am) and you’re good. We’re sure they hope you’ll visit their stores and restaurants too!

Parking Information: https://www.royalhawaiiancenter.com/directions/

International Marketplace

2330 Kalākaua Avenue

International Market Place offers 3 hours of parking in their 24/7 lot with a $10 validation. The Mall opens at 11am, but Kona Coffee Purveyors opens at 6am and the ABC Store (on Kūhiō Ave.) opens at 8am.

Parking Information: https://shopinternationalmarketplace.com/pages/shopping-update

Waikiki Beach Walk

Embassy Suites

201 Beach Walk

Free 3 hour Valet Parking at Embassy Suites Porte-cochere with any Waikiki Beach Walk purchase

Wyndham Hotel

227 Lewers St.

Free 3 hour Valet Parking at Wyndham Hotel with any Waikiki Beach Walk purchase

Parking Information: http://waikikibeachwalk.com/Parking.htm

Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Avenue

Waikīkī Shell

2805 Monsarrat Avenue

Kapi‘olani Regional Park

Plenty of parking around the park, also on Monsarrat Avenue + Paki Avenue.

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Garage
$10 Early Bird (In from 5:30am-9am, out by 5pm)
$15 Daily Special for up to 9hrs

Waikiki Parking Garage
$7 Early Bird 6a-3p
$10 Flat Rate during the hours of 3pm-6am

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
201 Beach Walk
3 Hours Complimentary Parking w/ Beach Walk tenant validation, $4/half hour thereafter
$12 for 9hrs Daily Flat Rate

Club Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk
227 Lewers St
3 Hours Complimentary Parking w/ Beach Walk tenant validation, $4/half hour thereafter
$12 for 9hrs Daily Flat Rate

Want to Volunteer?

Bicycling Ambassador, street marking and initiating flow of bikers/walkers
5 – 7AM: 4 volunteers

Bicycling Ambassador and helping with flow of bikers/walkers
7 – 9AM: 4 volunteers
9 – 11AM: 4 volunteers

Bicycling Ambassadors, street marking remover, and clear people out
10AM – 12:15PM: 4 volunteers

Bike Valet!

7:15 – 9:15AM: 5 volunteers
9 – 11:15AM: 5 volunteers
11AM – 1:30PM: 5 volunteers

To sign-up to help, go to:

July 12 Volunteer Sign Up:  volunteersignup.org/T9CW8

July 19 Volunteer Sign Up:  volunteersignup.org/DRAHW

July 26 Volunteer Sign Up:  volunteersignup.org/HAHBK

News Articles:

6/05/20 Civil Beat: https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/06/with-tourists-gone-city-will-open-kalakaua-to-bikers-and-pedestrians-on-sundays/

6/05/20 Star Advertiser: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/05/breaking-news/kalakaua-avenue-to-close-for-walkers-joggers-and-bicyclists-on-sundays-mornings-in-waikiki/

6/05/20 Hawaii News Now: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/06/05/program-will-close-main-waikiki-thoroughfare-vehicles-sundays-this-summer/

6/14/20 Star Advertiser: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/14/photo-gallery/joggers-bicyclists-walkers-take-over-waikiki-on-kalakaua-open-street-sundays/?fbclid=IwAR1bPn4Adv4GVb2F_Z0SFz5o4KiqmP-VdcwIH5smOhpxk-dMxyCow3Hszm4

6/15/20 Star Advertiser: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/15/hawaii-news/bikes-roller-skates-and-strollers-take-over-kalakaua-avenue/

6/18/20 Star Advertiser: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/18/editorial/island-voices/column-beautiful-hawaii-well-suited-for-pedestrians-and-bicyclists/