1. Outreach in the Community
2.  Why Honolulu Can Support a Successful Bikeshare System - Government Support
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Biki Outreach in the Community
During the past two months we have been busy hosting and attending a whole series of public outreach events to listen and learn from the communities that Biki will serve when our bikeshare program launches later this summer. Thanks to all that took time out to attend one of these events. We enjoyed speaking to everyone, and hearing your feedback about Biki.
Biki Open Houses
Our first Biki Open House was held on April 19 at Jefferson Elementary School. The event was attended by approximately 75 people who heard the latest updates on the Biki program and plans for the launch this summer, and saw a map of where the 100 initial Biki Stops will be placed. We also had a Biki bike demo including features and functionality.
Due to the great turnout from the first open house, we held a second Biki Open House on May 18 at Hawaii Pacific University’s Aloha Tower location. This event was attended by about 50 - 60 people.

We are thankful that representatives from Hawaii Bicycling League and the City and County's Department of Permitting and Planning were able to join us at both open houses to answer any questions on bicycling laws and safety, bike lanes, Transit-Oriented Development, and Complete Streets. 
Station Blitzes
Our team and volunteers canvassed neighborhoods including McCully/Moiliili, Waikiki, Diamond Head/Kapahulu, Downtown/Chinatown, and Ala Moana/Kakaako that will be getting bikeshare stations. Our goal was to educate the communities that immediately surround the stations, build brand awareness, and let people know that Biki will be launching this summer. The positive feedback that we received was encouraging, and we look forward to hearing more from you about the stations.
Station Stenciling
On the evening of May 16, our team along with about 25 volunteers descended on the streets of Honolulu to stencil the 40-foot-by-6-foot area where the initial future Biki Stops will be located. Using city-approved, spray-on white chalk, we stenciled the word ‘#Biki’ and an image of the bike to visually mark about half, or 40 stations, between Chinatown and Diamond Head. Some of the stations that were stenciled included Kukui Plaza, Honolulu Design Center, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and corner of King and Keeaumoku Streets.
These stations are modal and mobile so stations have the flexibility to be moved throughout the lifetime of the program in order to continue to serve the community as each neighborhood’s needs change. We invite you to take a photo at a Biki Stop, and publicly load the image to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with the hashtag “#biki” to help us better understand what Biki Stops may be the most popular. We also invite you to continue to suggest locations through our online map on our website.
Bike Month with Hawaii Bicycling League
As bicyclists know May is Bike Month, and we were pleased to join Hawaii Bicycling League in several of their events this month to celebrate what else – biking!
We assisted Hawaii Bicycling League at one of their Energizer Stations set up around Honolulu during Bike to Work Week (May 15th - May 19th). Each Energizer Station offered coffee and snacks to energize folks during the morning commute and shave ice in the evening. Here we are at the corner of S. King Street and Keeaumoku Street.
We also joined Hawaii Bicycling League on May 19 at their pau hana event to celebrate Bike Month at Ward Warehouse.
Bike Month celebration continued with a Bike to Lunch Day event on May 24. We met up with Hawaii Bicycling League and biked just over a mile on the King Street Cycle Track from the Fasi Municipal Building to La Pizza Rina at S. King Street. We brought our lunch, parked our bikes across the street, held an informal Biki Q&A, and showed off the Biki bike too!
Bike to Lunch is actually a year-round, self-organized tradition. It’s a great way to spend time with friends and colleagues to check out new places to eat and get to know your communities better. For more information and to see existing routes, visit Hawaii Bicycling League’s Bike to Lunch.
Fourth of a Five-Part Series: Why Honolulu
Can Support a Successful Bikeshare System
#4: Support from the City and State
Bringing bikeshare to Hawaii is a collaborative effort among many:
  • A non-profit organization (us)
  • Donors and Sponsors
  • Operational Partners
  • Volunteers
  • Community Partners
  • And many others
However, without the support of the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii, these efforts would fall short. Planning, permitting, access, and yes some funding, are just a few of the things that have been critical to prepare Bikeshare Hawaii to successfully launch Biki next month.

The ongoing support and hard work from numerous people in a broad range of City and 
State is truly appreciated!

Click the links below for recent news coverage of Bikeshare Hawaii:
May 17, 2017
Volunteers mark Biki stations ahead of Bikeshare Hawaii launch: slideshow

May 17, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Justine Espiritu joins Bikeshare Hawaii as Grants and Programs Manager

April 17, 2017
Bikeshare Hawaii maps out 100 stations for June launch

Bikeshare Hawaii is coming to a community near you. To learn more about Bikeshare Hawaii, join us at one of our upcoming events below.

June 1
Downtown/Chinatown Neighborhood Board Meeting
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Hawaii Pacific University Multi-Purpose Room 2
One Aloha Tower Drive

June 7
APA Hawaii Presentation
12 to 1 p.m.
AIA Honolulu - Center for Architecture
828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 100

June 24
KVIBE's First Annual Kalihi Ahupuaa Bike Ride
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kokua Kalihi Valley Hooulu
3659 Kalihi Street


Want to support Bikeshare Hawaii and our vision of a more connected Hawaii? Consider Adopting a bike! Our early adopter program lets you personalize a bike and track it's progress in exchange for a donation that will help us meet our capital needs for the system.
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