King Street bike lane opens for 2-way traffic

King Street bike lane opens for 2-way traffic

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The City and County of Honolulu will officially open the King Street bike lane for two-way traffic on Friday, a timely event for Bike to Work Day.

Now, bicyclists can travel in the Ewa-bound direction, or the opposite direction of cars. The Department of Transportation Services ordered and installed 13 bicycle traffic lights at intersections along King Street. The lights – with bicycle-shaped red, yellow and green lights – face toward Ewa-bound riders as all existing traffic lights face Diamond Head-bound vehicle traffic.

In addition, city crews installed signage, stenciled bike symbols and arrows, and striped a center line in some areas.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will hold an opening ceremony on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Pawaa In-Ha Park on King Street.

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