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HDOT Seeks Public Input on Statewide Bicycle Needs

Posted November 4, 2021, 10:30 AM HST ·Updated November 4, 10:24 AM

Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation is looking to the public to better understand bicycle needs, priorities and challenges throughout the state.

To do this, HDOT is inviting residents to participate in a survey, which closes on Dec. 31, 2021. This survey is part of the Bike Plan Hawaiʻi Refresh. Click here to participate.

Bike Plan Hawaiʻi Refresh began its effort in 2020 to update data, cost estimates, feasibility and prioritization for all HDOT Highways Division proposed projects in the 2003 Bike Plan Hawaiʻi.

“The primary outcome of the Bike Plan Hawaiʻi Refresh is to ensure up-to-date cost and project delivery information for these proposed projects, understand current bicycle facility needs and priorities, and identify priority and highly feasible proposed projects for implementation,” according to an HDOT press release.

Priorities, the release states, are being determined according to criteria related to safety, connectivity (e.g., gaps in system), accessibility (e.g., locations where people need to bike to), equity, feasibility, and stakeholder input, which will include survey results.

Click here to view the existing and proposed bicycle facility list from Bike Plan Hawaiʻi.

For more information, visit the HDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program here or contact Diane Dohm, HDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, at  808-587-6357 or by email at diane.a.dohm@hawaii.gov.