Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time: Participants will gather starting at 9:30AM. At 10AM we’ll have a short speech and then riders will roll out.
Start/End: Kaka‘ako Makai Gateway Park located on Ilalo St. + Cooke St. (grassy area mauka of the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park parking lot).
Riders: All ages, all experience levels and all bicycles that can be pedaled & operated safely are welcome.
Format: “Group Ride” we all ride together on HBL’s 2023 event route (open road and protected lanes). We will be stopping at the Hawai‘i State Capitol for sign waving and speeches (around 11PM -12:30PM) before we ride back to Kaka‘ako.
Course: Flat, 3.5 miles, counter-clockwise route from Kaka’ako to the Hawai‘i State Capital and return to Kaka‘ako.
Registration: No cost for riders but you must REGISTER.
Post Ride: Potluck lunch and fellowship.
Not riding? You are welcome to come down and join us at the state capitol for sign waving and to listen to the speeches (please still register though).
On December 17, 2010 one of Hawai‘i’s own, Zachary Manago, was killed by a hit and run drunk driver on Kamehameha Highway near Wahiawā while riding his bicycle.
For Zach, a day-long bike ride with friends around the island ended in tragedy, but Zach’s Vision for safer streets continues to live on. In July 2011, over 100 cyclists rode out in the first Zachary Manago’s Ride in Paradise. Zach’s family, classmates and HBL rode over two-days across the island, stopping in numerous communities to voice the need for safer roads for cyclists and pedestrians.
Organized by HBL and the Manago family, the 2023 Zach’s Ride for Safe Streets on March 4th (SAT.) invites cyclists of all ages and experience to jump on their bike and join us for a ride on some of the bike infrastructure and protected bike lanes created since his passing. Together we will be a visible voice of the cycling community showing our support, and the continued need, for safer shared streets by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
There is no registration fee to ride but we ask all cyclists to make a donation (if you register to ride or not) to support Zach’s Vision so his legacy of advocating for safer streets will live on.
Hawaii State Act 47 passed in 2018, “3 Feet Law”, requiring drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the driver’s vehicle and the bicycle when passing or overtaking the bicyclist.
“The passage of this bill highlights our commitment to ensuring that cyclists are safe on our roads, and that Hawai‘i becomes a more bicycle friendly community. I am happy to sign this bill and make Hawai‘i the 37th state in the nation to make this commitment,” said Gov. Ige.
Hawaii State Act 134, Vision Zero passed in 2019, requiring the State’s and all counties’ departments of transportation to adopt a complete streets policy that reasonably accommodates convenient access and mobility for all users of the public highways.
Hawaii State Act 54, Complete Streets Policy passed in 2009 requiring the State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and the county transportation departments to adopt a Complete Streets policy that reasonably accommodates convenient access and mobility for all users of the public highways.
With the focus to create low-stress bikeways for people of all ages and abilities, the O‘ahu Bike Plan (updated 2019) guides future planning to better integrate bicycling into the island’s transportation system.
ROAD DIETS (lane reduction, road re-channelization and buffered bike lanes making the area safer for bicyclists)
☑ Ala Napunani St. in Salt Lake naming of Zach Manago Memorial Bikeway in 2018
☑Bike Lanes on Kamehameha IV Rd., McCully St. and Wai‘alae Ave.
CREATION OF PROTECTED BIKE LANES