On March 22, 2018, the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) and SSFM consultants presented plans to create protected bicycle lanes on Pensacola Street and Ward Avenue as a part of the City’s Complete Streets initiative.
Under the current proposal, 40 on-street parking spaces on Ward Avenue will be removed to provide one- way protected bike lanes on each side between Ala Moana Boulevard and King Street. Pensacola Street would lose one travel lane and 30 on- street parking spaces on its Diamond Head side for a two-way protected lane stretching from Wilder Avenue to Waimanu Street.
A community meeting was also held at NBC’s Pikake Room on the protected bike lanes proposals. Several neighborhood members voiced concerns about the loss of on-street parking spaces, and asked whether or not the City could make other parking facilities available to businesses or residents adversely affected by the loss of on-street parking.
With the timing of the protected bicycle lanes planned between late 2018 and early 2019, my staff and I are seeking feedback about the removal of on-street parking spaces, and additional locations for bike lanes (see attached diagrams for protected bike lanes on Pensacola Street and Ward Avenue).