Malama Pono | We are dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and secure campus, and serving our community with aloha.

MOVE WITH ALOHA    

Share Zone Campus Map (PDF)

Hawaiʻi is like no other place on earth and in the spirit of the islands, the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa promotes "living aloha" by encouraging the practice of being considerate of one another and sharing our valuable resources.

UH Mānoa acknowledges the advantages associated with the use of bicycles, skateboards and coasting devices as a means of convenient and energy efficient transportation on campus. The following policy, events, and information is shared to promote the welfare and safety of our campus community.

 

Safety Tips

  • Obey speed limits and traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
  • Yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, etc. when making turns.
  • Slow down and pass with care if bicyclists are present.
  • Do not use your horn in close proximity to bicyclists. Loud noise may startle the bicyclist and cause them to move into the lane of traffic.
  • Check for bicyclists and other traffic before opening doors.
  • Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians at night.
  • When the lane is too narrow to pass a bicyclist safely, wait until the next lane is clear and give the bicyclist all the rights of any other slow moving vehicle.
  • Be patient. Share the road.
  • Follow the same laws that apply to motorists.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, and lane markings.
  • Always yield to pedestrians.
  • Do not ride your bike on sidewalks or in other pedestrian areas. Instead, dismount and walk your bike.
  • Ride with the flow of traffic - never against it. Ride single file.
  • Always wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet.
  • Use recognized bicycle routes (see Share Zone Campus Map - PDF).
  • Ride predictably, assertively, and be alert. Don't weave.
  • Use hand or voice signals to inform other road users what you intend to do. Signal as a matter of law, courtesy, and self-protection.
  • Be visible. If riding at night, use lights, reflectors, and bright clothing.
  • Yield to motor vehicles, even when you have the right of way.
  • Ride as near to the right as possible.
  • Move off the road when you stop; do not block motorist or pedestrian traffic.
  • Be alert and aware of others at all times.
    • Watch for right-turning traffic and for motorists turning into your path. Always look back before you pass or merge. Pass on the left.
    • Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and parking areas.
    • Keep both hands ready to brake.
    • Allow extra distance for stopping in rain since brakes are less efficient when wet.
  • Be considerate when parking your bike. Do not block or interfere with pedestrian and vehicle movements.
  • Ride as an ambassador of cycling. Ride responsibly, safely, and courteously.
  • Bike Parking Information
  • Always ride in the correct lane, and with the flow of traffic.
  • Follow the same laws that apply to all other motorists.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, speed limits, and lane markings.
  • Always yield to pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Do not ride your moped on sidewalks or in other pedestrian areas. Instead, dismount and walk your moped.
  • When parking, pull to the side of the street, dismount from the moped, and walk to your desired parking space.
  • Observe traffic lanes; never pass or overtake vehicles in the same lane.
  • Be aware of others around you.
  • Look both ways before crossing roadways and make eye contact with the driver when vehicles are present - ensure the driver sees you before crossing the road.
  • Be visible. If walking at night, use lights and reflective clothing.
  • Yield to motor vehicles, even when you have the right of way.
  • When listening to music, take out one earbud so that you can hear traffic around you.
  • Select an appropriate skateboard for your skill level.
  • Learn how to fall to reduce the chance of serious injury.
  • Never hitch a ride from a car, bicycle, etc.
  • Look out for holes, bumps, rocks, etc. while riding.
  • Wear appropriate safety gear - helmet, elbow, wrist, and knee pads.
  • Look both ways and make sure it is clear before crossing roadways, intersections, and parking entrances and exits.
  • Always yield to pedestrians.
  • Do not ride your skateboard on sidewalks or in other pedestrian areas. Instead, dismount and walk your skateboard.
  • Be visible. If riding at night, use lights, reflectors, and bright clothing.
  • Yield to motor vehicles, even when you have the right of way.

Sharrows: Frequently Asked Questions

Sharrow"Sharrows" are shared lane pavement markings indicating a travel lane shared by motorists and bicyclists. Sharrows is a combination of the words "shared lane" and "arrows."

In a shared lane, bicyclists should position themselves appropriately away from parked cars and roadway hazards, and travel in the same direction as traffic. Motorists should slow down and pass with care if bicyclists are present.

Yes. They are shared lane pavement markings, also known as "sharrows." Motorists may drive on the roadway, but please follow these guidelines:

  • Obey speed limits, traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
  • Yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, etc. when making turns.
  • Slow down and pass with care if bicyclists are present.
  • Do not use your horn in close proximity to bicyclists.
  • Check for bicyclists and other traffic before opening car doors.
  • Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians at night.

Sharrows have been placed on campus roadways to create safer conditions and greater awareness for bicycling by:

  • Providing travel space outside of parked car "door zones." In the absence designated bicycle lanes on our campus roadways, cyclists often ride too closely to parked cars. If someone were to open a car door as a cyclist is passing, the cyclist could get "doored" and possibly seriously injured — especially if there is passing automobile traffic.
  • Providing a clear indicator showing bicyclists the correct position and direction to travel.
  • Showing road users where bicyclists are likely to travel on the road.
  • Encouraging safer passing of bicyclists by motorists. If the lane is too narrow for passing, be patient and wait until it is clear and safe to pass.
Sharrows are being used because we currently do not have enough room on our campus roadways for dedicated bicycle lanes.

The sharrows have been placed outside of the parked car's "door zone." Many of our campus roadways are too narrow for safe side-by-side travel by a motorist and a cyclist. Therefore, as a cyclist, please follow the below guidelines:

  • Follow the same laws that apply to motorists.
  • Obey speed limits, traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Ride with the flow of traffic – never against it.
  • Always wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet.
  • Use recognized campus bicycle routes.
  • Ride predictably, assertively, and be alert.
  • Use hand signals before turning or stopping.
  • Be visible. If riding at night, use lights, reflectors and bright clothing.
  • Yield to motor vehicles, even when you have the right of way.
Slow down and drive carefully. Many of our campus roadways are too narrow for safe side-by-side travel by motorists and cyclists. Therefore, as a motorist, please slow down and either wait for the cyclist to turn off the roadway, or wait until you can safely pass the bicyclist. Be patient and share the road.
The university strives to create safer traveling conditions for users on and around campus roadways. We hope to do this by creating greater awareness and moving cyclists further away from parked cars than they would normally ride in the absence of sharrows, and having greater separation between passing motorists and cyclists than would normally exist. We also hope to educate motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other users on how to safely share our roadways.

Policies and Resources


Download Move with Aloha Brochure (PDF)