West Side Path Opportunities

West Side residents launched their own community driven path project. A Citizens Advisory Committee ("CAC") was convened, and a consultant team completed the West Side Path Alternatives Report ("WSPAR") in 2012.  

The materials prepared for community input on the WSPAR include the maps below (click on each for a larger version).

North Shore

Kauai Multimodal Plan

Using a federal grant, the County of Kauai retained the services of Charlier Associates, Inc.  to prepare a comprehensive Multimodal Transportation Plan. "Multimodal" means that public transit, walking, and bicycling are all considered when planning for future transportation needs. You can access this plan by visiting www.movekauai.net.


Ultimate Frisbee on Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Sundays, 4:30 - sunset—Hanalei Soccer Fields

Wednesdays, 5:00 - sunset—North Lydgate Park Sports Field on Ke Ala Hele Makalae (Phase I)
(check for alternative days or locations after May, 2011)

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm—Koloa Baseball Fields

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.

Pedestrian safety measures implemented at Koloa School

KOLOA, HAWAII – Over the past couple of months, several pedestrian safety measures have been implemented in the vicinity of Koloa Elementary School, which has resulted in a dramatic increase of area residents walking to school or to the nearby bus stop.
Haunani Ka`imina`auao, who was recently hired as a school crossing guard for Koloa School, reports that in the short time she?s been on the job, she has seen the number of children using the crosswalk go from three to 13.

Federal Bike/Ped Policy Revised

US DoT HeaderThe United States Department of Transportation issued a policy statement on bicycle and pedestrian accommodation, including regulations and recommendations in the spring of 2010.

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.

Path Etiquette

The following path etiquette guidelines are intended to help people more fully enjoy each segment of the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Health and Heritage Corridor.

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.

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