It's a major victory for Oahu bicyclists. The city made room for them on a busy Honolulu thoroughfare.
"This bike lane on Waialae [Avenue], people that have worked on it for 30 to 50 years -- thank you, thank you!" said Patricia Johnson of the "Red Hot Ladies" of the Hawaii Bicycling League.
Bicycle riders could barely contain their enthusiasm for something they've waited years for -- bike lanes. Without them, Waialae Avenue is a scary ride.
"Most cyclists are afraid of that, so they choose the sidewalk. The sidewalk is for pedestrians," said Chad Taniguchi of the Hawaii Bicycling League.
But under the plan, which has been given the green light from the city, the three morning townbound lanes would be reduced to two and the afternoon contraflow lane would be removed to make room for bike lanes between St. Louis Drive and 10th Avenue.
Other parts of Waialae Avenue would have sharrows, or shared lane markings, to remind drivers and riders they must share the road.
Bikers were excited about the changes, but many residents who live nearby were not.
"I don't see a lot of bikers going to work between 7 and 8 a.m. and you are impacting us when we are going to work," said Palolo resident Patricia Oshiro.
Some even questioned why those in cars had to make room for the small minority of travelers riding on bikes.
"If you count the number of bikers and the cars, the cars exceed the bikers. Your goal should be to free traffic flow to get people into town," said Kaimuki resident Milton Kawasaki.
Some hope that the dedicated bike lanes will encourage more to put the brakes on their cars and take up riding.
While one thing is sure -- the changes will clear the sidewalk of bicyclists who will now be required to ride on the road once the lanes go in.
Bikers will have to wait a little while before they have their own lanes on Waialae Avenue.
Restriping of the road and other changes could begin as early as next spring.
In order to keep traffic moving once the bike lanes go in, the city will also be removing a bus stop in front of the Waialae Avenue McDonald's and limiting when drive-thru traffic will be allowed to back up onto the busy street.