City to add bike lane along King Street

Published On: Apr 09 2014 07:00:00 PM HST

Getting through town could get better for Hawaii bicyclists, but the jury is still out for drivers.

HONOLULU -

A major artery through town could soon have more bicyclists sharing the road.

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The city plans to put in a protected bike lane on South King Street from Alapai Street to University Avenue. The path would go where the current mauka parking lane is and would be separated from traffic with an asphalt curb.

The city has been studying traffic in the area and believes the protected bike lane will not impact travel times for motorists.

"The Mayor is very supportive of bicycling. He wants us to try these things, to get out there and to make it easier for people to bicycle and walk around the city. We're trying to do that as much as we can," said Mark Garrity of the City Department of Transportation.

The city says this is only a pilot program that is scheduled to last for two years.

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