Bike plan identifies new routes
The 2009 O'ahu Bike Plan has been released by the city and is available for public review and comment, according to a news release issued by the city yesterday.
As of last night, however, details of the plan were not available on the project Web site,www.oahubikeplan.org.
The new plan, an update of the 1999 plan, covers all of O'ahu and guides future planning to better integrate bicycling into the island's transportation system.
The updated plan inventories and assesses current conditions as well as identifies new routes and priorities.
Ensuring bike-accessible transit stations is a new component of the 2009 plan.
Included are bikeway projects deemed essential for a fully integrated bikeway network, as well as other programs and policies that would help promote bicycling as a transportation mode.
Comments may be submitted through Aug. 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org. People may also submit comments by mail to O'ahu Bike Plan, c/o Helber Hastert & Fee, 733 Bishop St. Suite 2590, Honolulu, HI 96813.
A timeline calls for the plan to be completed by October.
For more information, reach city Bicycle Coordinator Chris Sayers at 768-8335 or email@example.com.