After decommissioning 7 stations back in April due to months of lower ridership and targeted vandalism, we are slowly beginning to bring Biki Stops back! Just last week we installed 2 stations and hope to add the remaining Biki Stops in the next few months.
Biki Stops will not necessarily be installed in the same sites they were located at previously. Instead, we will continue to review demand trends, community feedback and existing gaps within the system to select high-impact locations. You may show support for a specific neighborhood or location by completing a Biki Stop Request Form.
|Since the installation of the King Street Protected Bikeway in 2014, the number of cyclists and the demand for safer places to bike has continued to increase. Our city has responded by planning and implementing even more complete streets projects including major improvements to South Street, Pensacola Street and, most recently, Ward Avenue. Now, they are switching the focus to the downtown area and planning to move ahead with several projects in 2022.|
We’re happy to report significant growth in ridership as mainland tourism increases and more residents return to work. While we still have a long way to go, we’re on the road to recovery and optimistic about this upward trend. We continue to have positive discussions with our city leaders about the future of Biki, and have decided to put additional station removals on hold until further evaluation.
Bike Month is a national celebration of biking and Blue Planet Foundation is leveraging the Love to Ride platform to run a fun competition between Hawaii residents and workplaces to see which can get the most friends and family to ride a bike during May.
It's not about who can ride the most miles, but about encouraging as many people as possible to set themselves biking goals and ride for health, happiness and fun.
Here's what you need to know:
Since the start of the pandemic, we have done our best to serve the community as an essential transportation service. Despite reduced ridership, declining revenue, and an increase in vandalism, we have kept Biki in operation 24 hours a day, stepped up our cleaning protocol, and maintained our affordable kamaʻāina membership rates.
Unfortunately, we are at a point where we need to take necessary steps in order to conserve Biki’s resources as Honolulu anxiously waits for tourism, as well as work and school activity, to recover. Beginning Thursday, April 15, you will see service changes including the removal of Biki Stops, reduced frequency of bike rebalancing and cuts to customer service hours. We understand that many residents are experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic. Because of this, we do not plan to increase membership rates at this time.
We appreciate your support, patience and understanding as we make the following changes in an effort to sustain this community program:
Earlier this month, we celebrated International Women’s Day and gave a shout out to all the Biki ladies out there. Women’s History Month has also reminded us of the gender gap that exists in bikeshare, with females taking only about 25% of trips in major bikeshare cities nationwide. However, here in Honolulu we’re proud to report that 43% of Biki members identify as women!
You can expect more places to Biki in 2021 with the construction of several bikeway projects planned for urban Honolulu. Outlined in the 2019 Bike Plan Update, these projects will help create a transportation network that provides safer travel, promotes health, and creates stronger and more livable communities.
FEND Foldable Bike Helmet - Durable, Lightweight Helmet for Adults. The FEND helmet folds down by over 50%. It is CPSC safety certified, fully breathable with extra vents for cooling, and extremely convenient. Also included are an extra set of thicker pads for the perfect fit, an integrated dial fit system for precise adjustments, and a premium canvas carry bag for easy storage when not in use.
We believe in the future of cities and the idea of conscious mobility. Whether riding a bike, scooter, or skateboard, these modes all contribute greatly to the impact we have on our environment. We aim to make it easier and safer to travel, and leave our environment better than when we found it.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and a Biki gift certificate is an easy and affordable last-minute gift option for a friend, family member or colleague! It’s a unique way to spread the Aloha spirit this season and say “thank you” to your child’s teacher, your mail carrier, or that neighbor who always goes the extra mile.
In our first 3 years of service, over 275,000 individuals took more than 3.1 million Biki trips. That's a lot of pedaling! We recently conducted a member survey to look at ridership data and trends and how they've evolved since Biki's launch in June 2017. Here are a few key takeaways: