If you live in Honolulu, you may have woken up last Wednesday wondering where all those new bike racks came from. After years of planning, Honolulu’s new bike share program—Biki—is finally here.
The launch of the program increases access to the museum for visitors and Honolulu residents, and offers greener and healthier options for getting here. There are five stations within a block of the museum—four around Thomas Square Park, and one by the police station on Beretania St.—providing the museum (and surrounding points of interest…I guess) with 79 Biki docks. Gobiki.org offers a map that displays how many bikes and how many docks are available at each station in real time.
A monthly pass for unlimited 30-minute rides starts at $15, which is a quarter the cost of a monthly bus pass, and comparable to the current rate for New York’s Citi Bike, but without the annual commitment. Additionally, riders to the museum don’t need to pay $5 for parking behind the Art School. For cyclists riding to the museum on their own bikes, there are bike racks at the main entrance, and the Doris Duke Theatre entrance on Kinau St.
To make things easier and safer, riders can take advantage of the King Street protected cycle track, which connects to the newly opened protected bike lane on South Street. The Hawaii Bicycling League has a full map of these lanes, which also uses a color-coded system to indicate the levels of stress that different roads have for riders around the island.