What’s there now:
South Kalaheo, Kawailoa Road, and Mokulua Drive are a set of roads in Kailua that provide access to Kailua Beach Park and the Lanikai neighborhood. Popular with locals and tourists alike, these roads are host to a mix of pedestrians, cars, and cyclists. Two lanes of traffic serve the area with sidewalks and parked cars occupying the shoulders. Given the residential and recreational character of the area the posted speed limit varies from fifteen to twenty-five miles per hour, though numerous pedestrian crosswalks, turning cars, and other obstacles ensure that the speed of travel in the area is often less—especially so on weekends.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Bike Plan envisions that a .82-mile stretch of these roads be transformed into a bike route through the use of sharrows at an estimated cost of $40,787. A bike route here would supplement an existing multi-use path that runs through Kailua Park and connect to bike lanes already installed in Lanikai. The Oahu Bike Plan designates the Kailua to Lanikai Connector as a short-range implementation project. The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling also earmarks this project for implementation in the near future.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement the infrastructure called for in the Oahu Bike Plan. The Department of Design and Construction is currently working on a section of the connector but has elected not to include the planned infrastructure in their repaving.