Kuhio Avenue will be Waikiki's "Main Street" where
residents and visitors will gather
Kuhio Avenue will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly "Main Street" with
wide sidewalks for greater pedestrian mobility and safety. Visually, the pedestrian
experience will be transformed through extensive new landscaping for shading,
historic light fixtures, textured sidewalk paving and more benches. Signage for
motorists and pedestrians will be less cluttered and easier to understand.
The vision for Kuhio Avenue will be accomplished through the partnering of the
City and the private sector to improve the public sidewalk space for the pedestrian.
The public sidewalks will be widened by a least 6 feet on each side of the avenue.
The existing concrete pavement will be replaced with quartzite tiling and there will
be extensive landscaping, including nearly 300 trees.
A "sense of entry" will define both ends of Kuhio Avenue with new landscaped
medians that will be visually appealing and help reduce traffic speeds for motorists
entering Waikiki's central "main street." Traffic conflicts at curbside will be greatly
reduced by providing bus pull-outs, managing hours for use of delivery vehicles,
and by designating "side street" delivery curb areas off of Kuhio Avenue.
Public transit in the corridor will be improved through the fast and quiet BRT
vehicles. BRT transit stops will have platforms for level vehicle boarding. All other
transit stops will be done at pull-outs created as part of the wider sidewalks.