KAIMUKI (HawaiiNewsNow) – You could tell who was at the Kaimuki Community Park Thursday night by the dozens of bicycles that were parked and locked all over the park and surrounding areas.
Their owners were there to show their support for the city’s plans to add bike lanes on Waialae Avenue, from the top of the hill at 11th Avenue, down to St. Louis Drive. They packed a community meeting on the issue.
The city Transportation Services Department has been studying the feasibility of removing a motor vehicle lane on Waialae to make the bike lanes a reality.
“Right now the road has more lanes than it needs, and so we can take out one lane, add in bike lanes, make it easier to park and un-park, easier to make turns,” said Dan Burden, a national street expert and executive director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. “Sometimes having less of something is more, and this is going to be one of those cases.”
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