Beyond Equity — A Strategy for Developing Critical Leadership in Transportation

Hawaii Island Bikeshare

Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) is a not-for-profit organization that has been advocating for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure since 1986. In 2015, the County of Hawaii’s Department of Research and Development asked PATH to manage a bike share program in the county. Shortly after in 2016, PATH went on to establish Bikeshare Hawaii Island, a non-profit and low-cost flexible transportation service that provides on-demand access to a network of rentable bicycles.

Emergency relief work:

PATH’s bike share program lost 95% of its business due to imposed — and necessary — travel restrictions. To support county residents during this time, especially those who rely on bike share for transportation, PATH offered three free months of bike share through what they call the Stay Healthy Hawaii plan. After launching on April 10th, 91 Hawaii residents had already signed up.