The city’s Department of Transportation Services is notifying all motorists and residents of Lanikai that this Memorial Day weekend, no parking will be permitted on the unimproved sidewalk on the right side of the road along the Lanikai loop. This is to ensure access to Lanikai for emergency vehicles, residents, and visitors.
The Lanikai loop includes Aalapapa Drive and Mokulua Drive, where a bike lane runs along the right side of both streets. Parking is always prohibited in the bike lane, with a potential fine of $200. Motorists should also not drive on the bike lane, stop and/or unload on a bike lane.
This holiday weekend, barriers will be placed adjacent to the bike lane on the Lanikai loop, notifying motorists that no parking is permitted on the right side of Aalapapa and Mokulua.
Motorists who park on the right side of the Lanikai loop over Memorial Day weekend, impede emergency response, or park, drive, stop or unload on the bike lane will be subject to citation and/or tow by the Honolulu Police Department.
With but one way in and out, traffic in Lanikai has increasingly negatively impacted residents. Motorists are cautioned that the removal of parking on the bike lane side of the Lanikai loop during the Memorial Day weekend will significantly reduce parking capacity within Lanikai by up to half. As such, motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternative means to access Lanikai beach, such as by riding TheBus, walking and/or biking, or seek alternative beaches for recreation.