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Protected lane leads to more Honolulu bike traffic

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HONOLULU (AP) - The deputy direct of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services says more people have been riding bicycles since December when the city opened a 2-mile protected bike lane on South King Street.

And Mark Garrity says more changes are coming to encourage the use of bikes.

Garrity says city crews Monday will install the first of 13 traffic lights for cyclists on an Ewa-bound bike track near Thomas Square.

The lights are shaped like bicycles. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports they will display the signal on the main traffic lights along King Street.

Garrity says they will remain covered for now. He says the city plans to unveil the lights May 15 when the protected bike lane will open in both directions.

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