What’s there now:
Wailua Street connects two major roads: Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road. The area Wailua runs through is residential and traffic consists largely of local traffic, recreational cyclists, or motorists looking to bypass Koko Head and Hanauma Bay. This two-lane road is wide enough to accommodate four lanes of traffic, even across the bridge that runs over Kuapa Pond. Currently there is no bike infrastructure on Wailua Street.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
A bike lane is slated for the entirety of Wailua Street. The project is expected to cost $41,977 and create 0.37-miles of new bike lanes. The width of the street and the lack of parked cars mean implementation of bike lanes would be relatively simple. A bike lane here would connect to planned bike routes on Hawaii Kai Drive and ease commuting for local residents while aiding travel for recreational cyclists who use the area. The Oahu Bike Plan designates Wailua Street as a short-range implementation project. The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Bicycling has designated Wailua Street as a short-range implementation project as well.
What’s being done:
The City has tentative plans to include bike lanes in their repaving of the road this year.