Kalihi Valley is a neighborhood located on the northern side of urban Honolulu from School Street into the Koolau Mountain Range. At the mouth of the valley the neighborhood is filled with a mix of small businesses and houses. As the back of the valley is approached, the neighborhood becomes more residential and rural. At the very back of the valley, there are no houses at all. Travel in and out of the neighborhood is accomplished mainly along School Street and Likelike Highway. Access into the residential portions of the valley is provided by Kalihi Street. There are currently no bikeways in Kalihi Valley.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan seeks to connect the residences at the back of Kalihi Valley with School Street via a series of bikeways. Specifically, a bike lane would be created along Kamehameha IV Road, providing access to the Ewa side of the valley, while a bike route would be created along Kalihi Street to service the Diamond Head side of the valley. A bike route along School Street would connect the Kalihi Street and Kamehameha IV bikeways to the bikeway network in urban Honolulu. The Oahu Bike Plan designates the School Street bike route as high priority, the Kamehameha IV bike lane as medium priority, and the Kalihi Street bike route as low priority.
- Maukuahine Street/Kalihi Street, North School Street to Kalihi Elementary School, Route
- Kamehameha IV Road, North School Street to Likelike Highway, Lane
- School Street, Iolani Avenue to Middle Street, Route
What’s Being Done:
The Department of Transportation Services currently has tentative plans to add sharrows to Kamehameha IV Road. Outside of Kamehameha IV Road, there are no plans to implement the remaining bike infrastructure in Kalihi Valley.