The Department of Transportation (DOT) is the governing body responsible for the planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining of state facilities and infrastructure in all modes of transportation (land, air, and water). In the mid-1970s, the Board of Supervisors adopted a comprehensive road and off-road bike route plan, known as the “Countywide Bike Lane Master Plan”. This gave the county the authority to plan, design, and build the many planned bike lanes. The DOT is responsible for implementing the Countywide Bike Lane Master Plan.
This includes maintaining and operating all infrastructure improvements included in the plan. The DOT will ensure that all bike lanes are properly maintained and operated in accordance with safety standards. This includes regular inspections to guarantee that all bike lanes are free from debris and other hazards. The DOT will also be responsible for any repairs or upgrades that may be needed to keep the bike lanes safe and functional. The DOT will also be responsible for educating cyclists on proper safety protocols when using bike lanes.
This includes providing information on how to safely navigate intersections, use hand signals, and obey traffic laws. The DOT will also be responsible for enforcing traffic laws on cyclists who violate them. This includes issuing citations to cyclists who fail to follow traffic laws or ride recklessly. The DOT will also be responsible for ensuring that all bike lanes are properly marked with signs and other indicators. This includes making sure that all bike lanes are clearly marked with signs indicating their direction of travel and any other relevant information.
The DOT will also be responsible for ensuring that all bike lanes are properly lit at night. The DOT is ultimately responsible for guaranteeing that all infrastructure improvements included in the Oahu Bike Plan are properly maintained and operated. The DOT will ensure that all bike lanes are safe and functional so that cyclists can enjoy a safe and enjoyable ride.