Sitting between Hawaii Kai and Waialae-Kahala, Kuliouou-Kalani Iki is a primarily residential area located on the eastern side of Oahu. According to its neighborhood board, the area is contained between Kalaniiki Street and Kuliouou Beach Park. Like many Oahu neighborhoods, this neighborhood starts at the sea and stretches back into the valley. In addition to housing, the Kuliouou-Kalani Iki area is home to Aina Haina Shopping Center, several parks, and a few schools. Transport in and out of the area is provided by Kalanianaole Highway. With bike lanes already on Kalanianaole Highway, the area is popular with cyclists.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan seeks to further develop the network of bikeways in the area, extending the reach of the bike lanes along Kalanianaole Highway up into the valleys and adding sheltered paths to the area around Aina Haina Community Park. A route would be created in Niu Valley on Halemaumau Street and up into Aina Haina Valley along West Hind, East Hind, and Hind Iuka Drive. A separated path would be created along Analii Street, allowing children to travel between the park and elementary school safely. The Oahu Bike Plan lists the projects in Kuliouou-Kalani Iki as priority two and three (middle to low priority).
- Aina Haina Valley Loop, West to East Hind Drive, Route
- Analii Street, Kalani-Waialae Iki Park to Keikilani-Aina Haina School, Path
- Halemaumau Street, from Kalanianaole Highway to Kalanianaole Highway, Route
- Hind Iuka Drive, Kalanianaole Highway to Wailupe Valley School, Route
What’s being done:
The City’s Department of Design and Construction plans to repave portions of Hind Iuka Drive in 2014 but does not plan to implement the planned bike route there at this time. There are currently no plans to implement the other projects in Kuliouou-Kalani Iki.