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Updates: Kalakaua Open Streets Sundays has been extended through July due to the popularity of the program. The pilot program will also be extended to Hotel Street in Chinatown on July 11 from 4pm - 9pm.
"Open Streets" are programs that temporarily close roads normally reserved for vehicular traffic and instead open them up to walkers, bikers and joggers. This concept has been implemented across the globe, especially through this pandemic, to encourage residents to get outdoors and exercise, while still being able to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Honolulu's pilot program launched the morning of Sunday, June 14 on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki and has since been extended through July. These weekly events attract residents from across the island excited by the opportunity to ride or walk safely along this iconic street.
Participants have also been encouraged to visit and support local businesses to help stimulate the local economy. This Saturday, Chinatown businesses will be invited to fill up sidewalks and expand their outdoor seating to offer outdoor dining.
The Sunrise Shack is supporting Open Street Sundays by offering 10% off your total order! Stop by for a bullet coffee and smoothie bowl.
Address: 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Hours: 6am - 8pm
To redeem, simply mention the Biki discount and show your Biki Pass, App or Biki kiosk receipt. Offer is ongoing.
The Open Street Sundays initiative, organized by The City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Bicycling League, was inspired by other cities across the globe who are repurposing streets during a time of low vehicular traffic. Montreal has announced plans to build over 200 miles of new pedestrian and bike paths this summer and Rome will be constructing 93 miles of temporary and permanent bike routes. In addition, New Orleans, San José, Las Vegas, and Boston are helping restaurants recover by laying the groundwork for outdoor dining spaces. (Source: NACTO)