What’s there now:
Kamehameha Highway is a lengthy road that runs from Kaneohe, along the coast of the North Shore, through the old pineapple fields in Wahiawa, and back towards Honolulu. Many of the area the highway passes through are relatively rural. Through these stretches Kamehameha Highway generally has a lane of travel in each direction and a speed limit of thirty-five miles per hour or so. As urban Honolulu is approached, however, more lanes are added. While there are few sidewalks and no bike facilities along the vast majority of the highway it is not uncommon to see cyclists or pedestrians using the road for transport or recreation.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
Given the length of Kamehameha Highway, the Oahu Bike Plan recommends twelve separate projects for the improvement of Kamehameha Highway. Generally speaking, the Bike Plan calls for bike lanes to be installed in Kaneohe and from Waipahu to Honolulu, and bike routes to be created along the more rural stretches of Kamehameha Highway. Altogether, the projects would create sixty-seven miles of new bikeways and cost several million dollars. The priority of the projects vary, with many being slated for long-term implementation. The only projects slated for priority one implementation are a bike lane in Kaneohe from Kahuhipa Road to Kaneohe Bay Drive, twenty-five miles of bike route between Kaneohe and Pupukea, and nine miles of bike route between Pupukea and Wahiawa.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement any bike infrastructure on Kamehameha Highway.