Progress on the Lydgate Park to Lihi Park connection --2019 Update

Our Friend of the Path Richard Sugiyama continues to provide historical perspectives on the construction of Ke Ala Hele Makalae over the years. The newest batch of photos are the work in progress along Moanakai Road, Papaloa Road and Kawaihau Road.

Mayor-A-Thons on Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Hopefully you have attended one of the Annual Mayor-a-thons!

This fun 1,2,4,6 or 8 mile walk, stroll, jog, run, or bike event takes place along the full 4+ mile long Lihi Park to Ahihi Point length of Ke Ala Hele Makalae's Phase II on a Saturday in June each year.

Candidates walking the walk

KAPA‘A — Candidates making a bid for political office had an opportunity to experience the proposed next phase of the multi-use path, October 22, 2010 on the Eastside.
Thomas Noyes of Kaua‘i Path said all candidates were invited to join representatives from the nonprofit and the county in actually walking the proposed route, which is currently in the planning and construction phases.

Leashed dogs now OK on almost all of Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Lihue—Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. signed into law on May 21, 2010 an ordinance that allows dogs on the majority of the county's coastal shared-use path -- Ke Ala Hele Makalae -- under certain conditions.

FHWA approves revised multi-use path alignment along Wailua Beach (map included)

LIHUE – According to a release from the County of Kauai, County officials received word on March 2, 2010 that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) closed the re-evaluation period on the modifications to the Wailua Beach portion of Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the multi-use coastal path, and concurs with the County that the proposed changes are not substantive in size, scope, intensity, use, location and timing.

What People are Saying About the Path

Below, locals and visitors alike share their appreciation and enjoyment of the path.  Mahalo to all for your enthusiastic  comments! 

Video: Biking Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Watch this video taken while riding a bicycle south on the Phase 2 section (4.1 miles) of Ke Ala Hele Makalae.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae Phase II Grand Opening

BlessingOn Friday, June 27th, 2009, the Grand Opening ceremony for Phase II of Ke Ala Hele Makalae was held at Lihi Park. Phase II consists of the 4-mile long multi-use path and associated ammenities that connect Lihi Park in Kapaa to Ahihi Point, north of Kealia Beach and Kuna Bay (aka Donkey Beach).  

Kahu Ipo Kahunaele-Ferreira blessed the path and encouraged residentsto "use the path with aloha."

Kauai coastal path wins disability access award

Honolulu Advertiser staff—Ke Ala Hele Makalae - Phase II, a coastal bike and pedestrian path on Kaua'i, was honored for its accessible design by the state Disability and Communications Access Board.

The Accessible Design Award program recognizes buildings, facilities and sites statewide that are not only accessible, but also enhance the users' entire experience while being aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae Phase III :: Lydgate Park to Kapaa :: Walking Site Visit with Kauai candidates — 2008

On October 4, 2008 Kauai Path volunteers escorted several candidates for Kauai’s political offices on a walking site visit to the Lydgate Park to Kapaa section of Ke Ala Hele Makalae that is planned to be built in 2009-2010. Candidates and volunteer escorts attending included:

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