What’s there now:
Kihapi Street runs on the makai side of Kawanui Marsh, collecting traffic from a number of residential roads and connecting them with nearby Kailua Road. A two-lane street, Kihapi has been the recipient of aggressive traffic calming. Striping has been placed down the makai side of the road to visually tighten the street and chokers have been installed down the entire length of the street. The striped area on the makai side of Kihapi is used as both parking and bike lane. Other than this unofficial bike lane, there is no bike infrastructure on Kihapi.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan calls for a bike route to be created on Kihapi Street. Running 1.18 miles from Kaha Street to Kailua Road the route would cost an estimated $125,080. The route would connect to proposed bikeways on Kailua Road, provide access for residents in the area to Kailua town center, and further promote the traffic calming already in place on Kihapi Street.
What’s being done:
Though the city Department of Design and Construction is currently repaving multiple sections of Kihapi Street they have elected not to include the requested bike infrastructure in their construction. There are currently no plans from other city agencies to implement the planned infrastructure.