O‘ahu Bike Plan

November 27, 2013


O‘ahu, Hawai‘i


City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services

HHF Planners (HHF) updated the 1999 Honolulu Bicycle Master Plan for the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services. The update covers the entire island of O‘ahu, addressing islandwide bikeway connectivity, safety, convenience and bike facility integration with the City’s planned transit system. The plan inventories and assesses current routes, and identifies new routes and priorities that encourage connectivity.

Community participation was an essential part of this plan and HHF conducted extensive community outreach in the form of public workshops, small group meetings and interviews, and development of an online survey and project web site. Utilizing public input, the plan articulates a wide range of programs and policies—covering education, enforcement, encouragement, facility maintenance, amenities (e.g. showers, parking) to facilitate O‘ahu in becoming a more bicycle friendly community.

Through community input, field observations, existing plans, and collaboration with transportation experts, HHF produced a plan that identifies over 300 short- and long-term projects throughout the island. Planning-level cost estimates were calculated for each project, which were prioritized based on needs addressed, ease of implementation, and synergies with other planned roadway projects.

It was a special challenge to organize and manage a large volume of roadway and bicycle facility data generated during the planning process. To address this, HHF created a comprehensive GIS database that includes attribute data on bikeway jurisdiction, treatment types, preliminary costs and implementation priority. A smart phone application was developed building on the project GIS and ESRI’s “ArcGIS online” software to quickly assess condition of bikeway infrastructure (e.g., striping, pavements, signage, etc.) and prioritize maintenance plans.

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