The City and County of Honolulu along with the Hawaii Bicycling League, announced the launch of Kalākaua Open Street Sundays. For four consecutive Sundays, beginning June 14, bicyclists, joggers, and walkers will be able to travel down Kalākaua Avenue in Waikīkī to enjoy outdoor exercise while promoting one of the simplest ways to lower our environmental footprint with other members of our island ‘ohana.
This is Honolulu’s version of an Open Street Initiative, similar to “Slow” or “Open” streets in other cities, adapted to the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic. These streets, usually bumper to bumper with motor vehicles, are being opened for more people-focused activities such as biking, jogging, or walking. With the decrease in vehicular traffic on the roadways and minimal tourism, Kalākaua Open Street Sundays will also help reconnect kamaʻāina and merchants along Kalākaua Avenue.
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