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Bike sharing is coming to Honolulu

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It's called Biki, a combination of the word "bike" and the Hawaiian word "wiki" which means quick or fast. The name and logo were designed in conjunction with Wall-to-Wall Studios. It's a bike share program that is coming this summer to Honolulu. One thousand bicycles will be offered for a small fee across 100 stations from Chinatown to Diamond Head according to the Biki CEO Lori McCarney. She said the idea is to be able to ride the bicycle in your street clothes, dock it at one of the self-serve stations and then forget about it.

She appeared on Sunrise with a prototype of the bicycle. It has 3 speeds, a place to store small items and an adjustable seat. They're designed to keep the street grime off of you and to be easy to get on and off. McCarney said that she can ride this bicycle in a dress and heels, that's how easy it is.

McCarney said the stations will only be a 5 minute walk apart so that you can ride just a little bit or for a couple of miles. Look for the Biki Stops this summer.

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