Koolauloa is an area at the northern tip of Oahu that contains the neighborhoods of Kahuku, Hauula, Kaaawa, and Laie. Its neighborhood board describes Koolauloa as the area between Kaaawa Valley Road and Kahuku Point. The area is rural, with most activity occurring in a tight cluster around Kamehameha Highway, the only through road in Koolauloa. The area is popular with tourists who trek from Waikiki to sample the beaches, visit the Polynesian Culture Center, or enjoy some Kahuku Shrimp. With the exception of a lone bike lane in Laie, the area has no bike infrastructure.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan has modest goals for the Koolauloa. The plan seeks to establish a bike route on Kamehameha Highway, catering to the recreational cyclists who ride the road there, and limited routes through the back streets of Kahuku, Laie, and Hauula. The Oahu Bike Plan describes the bike route on Kamehameha Highway as a high priority.
- Hauula Homestead Road, Hauula Valley Road, Route
- Kaaawa Loop, Huamalani Street-Lihimauna-Hauhele-Kekio-Pohuehue Road, Route
- Kamehameha Highway (Kahaluu), Waiahole Valley Road to Kahekili Highway, Route
- Kamehameha Highway, Oopuola Street to Waiahole Valley Road, Route
- Laie Loop, Naniloa Street-Hale Laa Blvd-Cane Haul Roads, Route
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement Oahu Bike Plan projects in Koolauloa.