Liliha is a neighborhood perched above urban Honolulu, running from School Street into the mountains. The area has a number of businesses (mainly near the H1, Liliha Street, and School Street) though as the mountains are approached, the businesses begin to thin and the area becomes more residential. Popular destinations in the area include Liliha Bakery and Kamehameha Schools. With the exception of some bike lanes on Houghtailing Street, the area has no bike infrastructure.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
Plans for the area are modest, with the Bike Plan calling for the addition of bikeways on only a few streets. The Plan calls for a bike lane to be added to Liliha and Wyllie Streets, allowing people to commute in and out of Nuuanu Valley safely. A route would be added to School Street, facilitating Ewa/Diamond Head Travel, while paths would be added along Kapalama and Nuuanu Streams, providing pleasant routes for recreational riding. The Oahu Bike Plan describes most of the projects in the Liliha area as medium or low priority, though the School Street project is rated as high priority and earmarked for short-range implementation.
- Kapalama Canal (Kohou Street Side—North Section), Halona Street to Houghtailing Street, Path
- Kuakini Street, Liliha Street to Nuuanu Avenue, Route
- Liliha Street, H1 Freeway to Wyllie Street, Lane
- Nuuanu Stream Path, H1 Freeway to Kuakini Street, Path
- School Street, Iolani Avenue to Middle Street, Route
- Wyllie Street, Liliha Street to Nuuanu Avenue, Lane
What’s being done:
Repaving is scheduled to being on School Street between 2015-2017, though it is still unclear whether a bike route will be included. Repaving is also scheduled for Liliha Street, though the called for bike lane is not included in repaving plans. There are currently no plans to add bike infrastructure to the Liliha area on the remaining projects.