This event has been postponed until further notice. We will update this page with more information.
The King Street Protected Bikeway serves thousands of riders every day who depend on the bikeway as a safe route to commute to work, run errands and exercise.
On April 21, Bikeshare Hawaii and Hawaii Bicycling League will be hosting an event to beautify the bikeway that supports our riders and Honolulu cyclists on a daily basis! This is an official event of Volunteer Week, taking place from April 19-25 and coinciding with Earth Day.
Volunteer Week is an annual, week-long event hosted by Kanu Hawaii. This statewide, cross-sector campaign brings together 5000+ residents, visitors, nonprofits, businesses, schools, and government agencies in a concerted effort to take grassroots action that serves our communities. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Volunteer Week and begins with a kickoff at the Capital on April 17.
Meet at the park on the corner of King and Keeaumoku under the HBL tent to sign in and pick up supplies. We'll break into groups of 6 and tackle different sections of the 2-mile lane. Volunteers will either be sweeping, realigning the protective barriers, or picking up litter along the path.
The King Street Bikeway is a 2 mile protected lane stretching from Moiliili (Isenberg Street) to Downtown (South Street) where to connects to the Civic Center Path. The project initially was a one-way lane, completed in 2014. It was converted to a 2-two bicycle facility in 2015, allowing cyclists to ride in both directions.
Just months after the construction of the path and installation of barriers, the number of people biking on King Street increased by 71%. In the same period, the number of bikes on the sidewalk plummeted 65%.
When cities make part of a street comfortable to bike in, people naturally choose to use it. King Street is a great example of this.