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Biki marks 1 year of bikesharing with free party

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  • DENNIS ODA / 2017

    Biki riders passing a docking station on Kapahulu Ave. heading into Waikiki in October.

Bikeshare Hawaii is celebrating the one-year birthday of Biki, Oahu’s first bikeshare system.

In addition to installing two new stations at Whole Foods Market Queen in Kakaako and Biki headquarters at 914 Ala Moana Blvd. on Wednesday, Biki staff will celebrate from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Honolulu Hale with birthday cake, a photo booth and giveaways, while supplies last.

Bikeshare Hawaii, the non-profit that manages Biki, says it has logged more than 800,000 rides in its first year. Biki currently offers about 1,000 bikes at 100 stations stretching from Diamond Head to Chinatown.

“One year after launching its service, Biki has demonstrated what a well-run, organized and community-friendly bikeshare program should look like,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell in a statement. “In fact, since its launch Biki has succeeded far beyond everyone’s expectations and demonstrates our community’s need for more protected bike lanes.

“Together with the grid of bike lanes in Honolulu’s urban core that our administration continues to develop, we are making our roads more inviting to all users while living up to the principles of the Complete Streets law that was passed in 2012.”

The birthday festivities are open to the public and will take place on the Honolulu Hale lawn at South King and Punchbowl streets.

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