What’s there now:
Kuala Road connects Waimano Home Road with Kamehameha Highway. The street is home to a shopping center that features big-box retailer Walmart and numerous smaller retailers. The surrounding area is filled with residences and a community park sits at Kuala Street’s mauka end. Kuala features two travel lanes in each direction along most of its length, though it peters down to one lane in each direction as it approaches Kamehameha Highway. The road already has bike lanes down the majority of its length, running from Waimano Home Road to Acacia Road.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Bike Plan aims to complete the bike lanes on Kuala Road by adding lanes on the steep Makai end of the road from Acacia to Kamehameha Highway. The addition of lanes would ease access to businesses located near Kamehameha Highway, provide bike access to a planned rail station at the foot of the road, and connect to a series of bike lanes that lead to nearby Leeward Community College. The Bike Plan designates this as a short-range implementation project.
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to add further bike lanes to Kuala Street.