Hawaii Kai is a residential neighborhood located on the eastern side of Oahu. According to its neighborhood board, the boundaries of the area run from Kuliouou Beach Park to Makapuu Point. Houses extend back into the mountains, along Koko Marina, or by the ocean. Popular attractions in the area include Hanauma Bay and Koko Head. Shopping is supplied along Kalanianaole Highway by a variety of shopping complexes. Transport in and out of Hawaii Kai is by Kalanianaole Highway. The area is popular with cyclists due to the existing bike lanes, long stretches of uninterrupted road, and breathtaking views. There are bike lanes on Kalanianaole Highway and a bike route along Lunalilo Home Road and Hawaii Kai Drive.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan seeks to expand the network of viable bikeways in Hawaii Kai, adding bike routes to several key roads in the area. A bike route would be established on Hawaii Kai Drive around Koko Marina. A second route would be established along Kalanianaole Highway over Koko Head. The routes would complement the existing bike lanes on Kalanianaole Highway and bike routes on Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road. Smaller projects in the area include a bike path through Hawaii Kai Golf Course and a bike lane on Wailua Street.
- Ahukini Street, Lunalilo Home Road to Kamiloiki Elementary School, Route
- Hanauma Bay Road, Kalanianaole Highway to Hanauma Bay, Route
- Hawaii Kai Drive, Wailua Street to Lunalilo Home Road, Route
- Hawaii Kai Drive, Kalanianaole Highway to Wailua Street, Route
- Hawaii Kai Golf Course, Hawaii Kai Drive to Kalanianaole Highway, Path
- Kalanianaole Highway, Makapuu Beach Park to Sandy Beach Park, Route
- Kawaihae Street, Kalanianaole Highway to Hawaii Kai Drive, Route
- Portlock-Lunalilo Home Road, Kalanianaole Highway to Lunalilo Home Road, Route
- Wailua Street, Hawaii Kai Drive to Lunalilo Home Road, Lane
What’s being done:
Repaving was recently completed on Wailua Street, but the planned bike infrastructure was not included. Construction is planned to begin on Ahukini Street, Kawaihae Street, Hawaii Kai Drive, and Portlock in 2014 but there are no plans to include the planned infrastructure on these roads either. There are no plans to implement the planned infrastructure on any of the remaining roads.