Mililani is a neighborhood located in the plains of central Oahu. The area runs from roughly the H2 Freeway on its eastern end and Kunia Road on its western end. The neighborhood is a planned community, built in the 1960s on former agricultural land. As a result, the composition of the neighborhood is strikingly orderly. The H2 and Kamehameha Highway run through the center of town, providing access to Honolulu for the many Mililani residents who commute to town each morning. Clustered next to the H2 and Kamehameha Highway are a series of shopping centers while further out a series of roads loop out from the center to service the residential areas of Mililani. Bikeways in the area are limited to a bike lane on Meheula Parkway and a length of path in eastern Mililani.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan seeks to add separated or improved bikeways to the major roads of Mililani. A bike route would be created along Kamehameha Highway, facilitating travel in and out of Mililani. Bike lanes would be added or improved on the roads leading from the center of Mililani to its houses. To this end, bike lanes would be added to Ainamakua Drive and Kuahelani Avenue, and extended on Meheula Parkway, while a bike route would be created on Lanikuhana Avenue. For more recreational cyclists or those intimidated by Kamehameha Highway, the Oahu Bike Plan suggests the creation of a separated path along Kipapa Gulch that leads from Waipio into lower Mililani. The Oahu Bike Plan designates the majority of projects in Mililani as medium priority. Only the bike route on Lanikuhana Avenue is earmarked as high priority.
- Ainamakua Drive, Mililani Mauka Park and Ride to Kualapa Street, Lane
- Lanikuhana Avenue, South end of Meheula Parkway to Mililani Shopping Center, Route
- H2 Mililani Interchange, Meheula Parkway, Lane
- Kamehameha Highway (Mililani), Meheula Parkway to Ka Uka Boulevard, Route
- Kipapa Gulch Pathway, Anania Drive to Central Oahu Regional Park, Path
- Kuahelani Avenue, Hokuahiahi Park to Meheula Parkway, Lane
- Meheula Parkway (Mililani Mauka), H2 Interchange to Kapanoe Street, Lane
What’s being done:
The city is scheduled to repave Meheula Parkway and has tenatively decided to keep the existing lanes while adding sharrows to the Mililani Mauka side of the parkway. Outside of the bike plan, the city is considering adding sharrows to Anania Drive. Outside of these projects, there are no further plans to implement the planned bike infrastructure in Mililani.