Bikeshare Hawaii said today it has finished adding 33 new Biki Stops to Honolulu’s urban core, including the neighborhoods of Iwilei and Makiki and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The additional stops bring more than 600 new docking points to the bikeshare network, which are now available on Biki’s app, according to Bikeshare Hawaii, the non-profit which manages Biki. The additional stops were made possible by funding from the federal Transportation Alternative Program.
“As ridership and demand continues to grow in Honolulu’s urban core, we are pleased to be able to provide more stations and bikes for residents and visitors as an alternative transportation option for short trips such as commuting to and from work or enjoying the city’s sites,” said Todd Boulanger, executive director of Bikeshare Hawaii, in a news release. “Stations were added to new neighborhoods in response to frequent requests from the community and to our current footprint to increase station density where Biki already exists.”
The majority of new Biki Stops were installed in Makiki and Manoa, but also at Kapiolani Community College, Dole Cannery in Iwilei and Waikiki, among other places. Some additional docks were also added to existing stops to increase capacity at Ward Avenue and Thomas Square in lower Makiki, at College Walk and River Street in Chinatown and Bishop Street and Nimitz Highway downtown.
Secure Bike Share Hawaii, Biki’s operator, installed the self-service stations.
Since launching in June 2017, Bikeshare Hawaii said it has logged more than 1.3 million rides. In October, the non-profit reached a new monthly record with 100,954 rides, an average of 3.2 rides per bike per day. With the additional stations, Bikeshare Hawaii now offers 133 Biki Stops from downtown to Diamond Head and 1,300 Biki bikes.
A map of all the Biki Stops is available online, with the new stops listed below.
NEW BIKI STOPS
>> Wilder Avenue and Piikoi Street
>> Liholiho Street and Wilder Avenue
>> Pensacola Street and Wilder Avenue
>> Makiki Street and Wilder Avenue (Makiki Community Center)
>> Keeaumoku Street and Kaihee Street (Makiki District Park)
>> Kinau Street and Makiki Street (Cartwright Neighborhood Park)
>> Wilder Avenue and Punahou Street (Punahou Square Park)
>> Punahou Street and S. Beretania Street (Kapiolani Medical Center)
>> S. Beretania Street and Piikoi Street (Safeway)
>> Piikoi Street and Lunalilo Street
>> S. Beretania Street and Pensacola Street (First Hawaiian Bank)
>> University of Hawaii Lower Campus Road and Varsity Circle
>> UH Dole Street and Bachman Place (UH Law School)
>> UH Dole Street and East-West Road (Frear Hall)
>> UH Campus Road and University Avenue (Sinclair Library)
>> UH Correa Road (Campus Center)
>> UH Paradise Palms and Maile Way
>> Wilder Avenue and Metcalf Street (Wilder Mini Park)
>> Coyne Street and University Avenue
>> Kamoku Street and Hihiwai Street
>> Laau Street and Date Street
>> Kapiolani Boulevard and McCully Street (Ala Wai Park)
Kapiolani Community College
>> Pokole Street and Alohea Avenue (Diamond Head Theater)
>> Makapuu Avenue and Maunalei Avenue
>> Diamond Head Road and Makapuu Avenue (Kapiolani Community College)
>> Kalakaua Avenue and Niu Street
>> Kapahulu Avenue and Cartwright Road (Queen Kapiolani)
>> Ohua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue
>> Sumner Street and Iwilei Road
>> Iwilei Road and Pacific Street (Dole Cannery)
>> Kalakaua Avenue and Monsarrat Avenue (Barefoot Beach Café)
>> Pauahi Street and River Street
>> Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street