City to present bikeway draft designs at public meeting

Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 at 5:26 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oahu residents will get a sneak peek at the possible future of bike path placement in downtown Honolulu in a public meeting next week.

At the public meeting, officials with the Department of transportation Services will presenting draft concept designs for bikeways along portions of South King Street, Punchbowl Street, and Bishop Street in the downtown area.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the YWCA Laniakea. Those unable to attend the meeting in person can watch it live on the city's Complete Street Facebook page.

"These bikeway projects create important connections to destinations where thousands of people work and visit every day," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell, in a statement.

"As Honolulu grows and becomes denser, it is critical to provide people with safe, affordable alternatives for getting around," Caldwell said.

The draft designs were created with the help of extensive community input gathered as part of Complete Streets projects in 2018 and earlier this year, according to officials.

So far, officials say that have collectively gathered more than 1,600 public comments from dozens of community meetings, 72 stakeholder meetings, and various other forms of outreach.

Those looking for more information on the project can go on the Complete Streets website.

"This investment in improved multimodal access supports many of our goals as a community, from sustainability and resilience to being a healthy, age-friendly city," Caldwell said.

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