Trends & Talkers: King Street Bike PlanUPDATED 7:24 PM HST Apr 10, 2014Video Transcript
PAUSE FOR MUSIC Bike lanes on the way have sparked a debate on our website tonight. Yesterday we told you about how the city of Honolulu is planning to put in a protected bike lane on South King Street by the end of 2014. The lane to be 10-feet wide for two way bike traffic and be protected from cars by an asphalt curb. It'll start near Alapa'i street and go to University avenue. Kalani Kuon doesn't like it, saying "A bike lane already exists in this corridor on young street, in either direction. This is a waste of time and money, a bicyclist or pedestrian is gonna tumble over the curb, fall into traffic and squish." To which Carol Lavelle responds, "Try riding a slow bike on Young St., then see what you think. It is a joke and very dangerous." And Anna Funk says, "Bravo!! Bike lanes should be everywhere, there would be less dependence on oil and a healthier population." If the project goes according to planned the city expects it's pilot program to be put in by the end of the year. They will test it for a while and see how it works. What do you think of the idea? Head to facebook and share your thoughts with us.