What’s there now:
Kahala Avenue runs from Diamond Head Road to the Kahala Hotel. With the exception of the Kahala Hotel and Waialae Country Club, the road is almost completely residential. Despite this, its proximity to Diamond Head and its high-quality beaches make it a popular destination for tourists. Its low volume of traffic and connection to popular cycling routes on Kalanianaole Highway and Diamond Head Road make it popular for cyclists as well. Kahala Avenue has two lanes of travel with parking permitted along one side. The speed limit is twenty-five miles per hour. Despite its popularity among cyclists, there is currently no bike infrastructure on Kahala Avenue.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for Kahala Avenue to be transformed into a bike route. The project will produce a mile and a half of sharrows and signage and cost an estimated $75,344. A route her would connect to planned bike lanes on Diamond Head Road and existing bike lanes on Kealaolu Avenue and Kalanianaole Highway. The route would build upon the existing popularity of Kahala Avenue with recreational cyclists. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Kahala Avenue as a short-range implantation and a priority one project.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to install bikeways on Kahala Avenue.