Waianae is a neighborhood located on the western side of Oahu. The boundaries of its neighborhood board define Waianae as the area between the mountains, Kaena Point, and Lualualei Homestead Road, an area that includes Waianae Valley as well as Makua and Makaha valleys. Unlike the nearby neighborhoods of Ewa and Kapolei, the character of Waianae is much more rural with houses clustered along the coast near Farrington Highway and small farms filling the back roads. The bikeways in the area are limited to a mile and a half of sub-standard bike lanes and a few miles of bike routes.
What the Oahu Bike Plan calls for:
The Oahu Bike Plan proposes a handful of projects to improve the infrastructure for cyclists in Waianae. The most ambitious project in the area calls for the creation of a multi-mile bike path along the shore that runs from Nanakuli to Makaha Valley. A second length of path would be created around Kaena Point, serving recreational riders. Finally, looping bike routes would be created around the backs of Waianae and Makaha Valley, allowing cyclists to take advantage of the low traffic volume there. The Oahu Bike Plan designates the Waianae Coast Path as a high priority project.
- Kaena Point Path, Farrington Highway (Waianae) to Farrington Highway (Mokuleia), Path
- Makaha Valley Loop, Makaha Valley-Huipu Drive-Kili Drive, Route
- Malii to Waianae (Valley Route), Plantation-Waianae Valley-Lualualei Homestead Road-Mailiili-Paakea-Lualualei Naval Road, Route
- Waianae Coast Path, Lualualei Naval Road to Kili Drive, Path
What’s being done:
There are currently no plans to implement Oahu Bike Plan infrastructure in Waianae.