Honolulu Complete Streets

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets are those that work for everyone, safely moving people while balancing the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists. Complete Streets are safe, convenient, and accessible for all, regardless of how one gets around or their age or ability. Planning for Complete Streets considers the unique characteristics of each location by engaging the community and using data to deliver the most appropriate safety improvements for our City streets. 


Vision Zero Action Plan Public Meeting

On June 12, 2024 the City and County of Honolulu Complete Streets Office held a public meeting to gather community input on the Draft Oʻahu Vision Zero Action Plan. View the recorded presentation of this meeting HERE

Please click HERE to read the draft plan and send in your comments by June 26, 2024 to completestreets@honolulu.gov

On average, one person dies every week in a traffic crash on Oʻahu streets. The City is committed to changing this and achieving with zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries on Oʻahu by 2040. The Vision Zero Action Plan provides a roadmap to achieve this vision. The Plan includes a comprehensive set of actions range from improvements at high-injury locations, to speed limit changes, to more education and enforcement. To learn more, and stay up-to-date, please click on the Oʻahu Vision Zero Action Plan webpage.


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Our Work

The City’s Complete Streets law (ROH 14-18) expresses Honolulu’s commitment to planning, designing, operating, and maintaining Complete Streets. Some Complete Streets improvements are programmed with planned roadway repaving and maintenance efforts, while others are stand-alone projects aimed to deliver improvements to specific streets and neighborhoods.

Complete Streets Progress Reports

Complete Streets Timeline


  • State legislation requires counties to have a Complete Streets policy
  • Complete Streets Ordinance adopted by Honolulu City Council (ROH 14-18)



  • Complete Streets Implementation Study begins
  • Age-Friendly City Initiative
  • South King Street protected bikeway opens
  • Complete Streets Design Manual finalized
  • Complete Streets Administrator position created



  • Biki bikeshare launches
  • Complete Streets planning begins in Honolulu, Kalihi, Pearl City, Kailua and Kāneʻohe
  • Honolulu joins The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)



  • Oʻahu Bike Plan updated
  • City expands protected bikeway network
  • Honolulu’s first new transit lane since 1988 on King Street



  • Oʻahu Pedestrian Plan adopted
  • City installs its first RRFB project
  • New federal-aid Program to build priority missing walkways near schools and on major roadways
  • Skyline begins rail service



  • Vision Zero Action Plan developed
Complete Streets Inter Departmental Participants
Complete Streets Departmental Roles

Benefits of Complete Streets


Complete Streets designs minimize the number of potential conflict points between roadway users and provides accommodations for all road users.


Complete Streets reduce automobile dependence and provide opportunities for active modes of travel, encourage active lifestyles and improve air quality.


A network of streets that offer multiple, viable mobility options increases access to opportunities, resources, and services for everyone.


Walkable and bikeable communities have stronger, more attractive and more resilient economies.


Complete Streets incorporate trees, vegetation, and green infrastructure into street designs to mitigate environmental impacts and responsibly manage stormwater runoff.

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