Archive | December, 2021
The Hawaii Department of transportation has developed a survey to better understand your bicycle needs, priorities, and challenges. The survey is part of the Bike Plan Hawaii Refresh. This effort began in 2020 to refresh the data, cost estimates, feasibility, and prioritization for all HDOT Highways Division proposed projects in the 2003 Bike Plan Hawaii. The primary outcome of the Bike Plan Hawaii Refresh is to ensure up to date cost and project delivery information for these proposed projects, understand current bicycle facility needs and priorities, and identify priority and highly feasible proposed projects for implementation. Priorities are being determined according to criteria related to safety, connectivity (e.g., gaps in system), accessibility (e.g., locations where people need to bike to), equity, feasibility, and stakeholder input (this includes the survey results!)
The survey has a couple of questions that require roadway knowledge and time to look at the map provided and other references. To make it easier for everyone to complete the survey, provided are many of the possible projects in Ewa, Kapolei, Kunia, and Waipahu. HDOT is only looking at State Roadways. These answers are for reference only to help see many of the possibilities.
Which state roads have the greatest needs for new or improved bikeways? Please include the road name (or route number) and community where the road is located. On the map, please zoom in on your island to see the project numbers. You can also click on the line to see the project numbers and information about the facility. https://arcg.is/mSObG
Fort Weaver Shared Use path should connect to a Farrington Hwy Shared Use Path that will go to Leoku St and the West Loch Rail Station. Currently as one enters Farrington Hwy from the Fort Weaver Shared Use Path the paved path on Farrington becomes very narrow and rough, bumpy and full of vegetation in the cracks. In order for folks to access the West Loch transit station from Fort Weaver the path should be an 8-10’ paved path.
Fort Weaver Rd Farrington Hwy to Kunia Rd at Anonui St, should have either a Shared Use Path or Buffered Bike Lane to connect the Ewa community to the Kunia community. Currently there is no way for a pedestrian or cyclist to access Kunia Rd from the Fort Weaver / Farrington Hwy intersection safely.
Fort Weaver Rd, Kunia Road at Anonui St to Pu’uloa Beach Park should have buffered bike lanes its entire length.
Kunia Rd, Anonui St to Wilikina Dr, O11, 6’ paved Shoulder Lane both sides of Kunia Rd. This roadway is a popular recreational cycling route but has potential to becoming a commuter route from Ewa to Schofield Barracks or Wheeler Army Airfield especially with the proliferation in use of electric bicycles
Farrington Hwy from Fort Weaver Road to Kamehameha Hwy should have bike lanes
Farrington Hwy from Fort Weaver Road to Kamokila Blvd should have bike lanes
Farrington Hwy from Kamokila Blvd Lualualei Navel Road should have at least 6’ paved shoulder lanes but bike lanes are always better.
Roosevelt Avenue from Geiger Rd to Kamokila Blvd or at least Fort Barrette Rd should have shared use path to extend the Leaward bikeway to Kamokila Blvd. The Mehana Community in Kapolei has built a shared use path between Fort Barrette Rd and Kamokila Blvd
Coral Sea Road should have a shared use path and or bike lanes from Roosevelt Ave to the Coast Guard Air Station. This would provide a safe route to the beach parks and a commuter route for the folks who work at the air station.
What destinations would you bike to if there were more bicycle facilities available? Please include the name of the destination and community where it is located.
Ko’Olina, Pokai Bay Waianae, Kunia Shopping Center Kunia, Central Oahu Reginal Park Waipio, Schofield Barracks, JBPHH, Downtown Honolulu
Using this map https://arcg.is/mSObG, please insert specific project numbers that are a high priority to you. On the map, please zoom in on your island to see the project numbers. You can also click on the line to see the project numbers and information about the facility.
Leeward Bikeway Phase 2 from Philippines Sea Road to Lualualei Naval Rd along the historic Railroad Right of way.
Fort Weaver Rd Keoneula Blvd to Farrington Hwy, Bike Lane OBP 2-41
Fort Weaver Rd Kilaha St to Keoneula Blvd Buffered Bike Lane OBP 1-26
Fort Weaver Pu’uloa Beach Park to Keaunui Dr, Shared Use Path OBP1-27a
Fort Weaver Pu’uloa Beach Park to Kilaha St, Bike Lane OBP3-41
Kunia Rd, Anonui St to Wilikina Dr, O11, 6’ paved Shoulder Lane both sides of Kunia Rd. This roadway is a popular recreational cycling route but has potential to becoming a commuter route from Ewa to Schofield Barracks or Wheeler Army Airfield especially with more and more people riding electric bicycles.
Farrington Hwy Fort Weaver Rd to Kamehameha Hwy Bike Lane, O107
Farrington Hwy Lualualei Navel Rd to Kili Dr Shred Use Path OBP1-128
Kualakai Pkwy Extension Kapolei Pkwy to Essex St O21b bike lane or if the road is not to be built a shared use path to connect to Keoneula Blvd
Coral Sea Road shared use path: Around the Kalaeloa Airfield OBP 2-37
Farrington Hwy bike lane: Fort Weaver Rd to Kahualii St OBP 1-2