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.

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! 

North Shore Path Meeting in Princeville, April 9, 2009

The North Shore Path meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2009 was a real success!  Approximately 100 people were in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to consider alternatives for the creation of a walking and biking path network linking the communities of Kilauea, Princeville, and Hanalei. 

Bike to Work Week

Kauai's Bike to Work Week 2009 was highlighted by a bike convoy from Kapaa Beach Park to the Lihue Civic Center.

You can help Kauai's Bike to Work Week team plan and promote events to raise awareness of the many benefits of bicycle commuting. For more info please contact Kauai Path Board Member Greg Robison at (808) 652-8345 or send e-mail to "greg" at "soulconstruction.com"

One Voice for Livable Islands Coalition to Move Bicycling and Walking Forward in 2009

Kauai Path, Inc. has joined the One Voice for Livable Islands coalition. This umbrella organization is made up of many other community organizations that want to make Hawaii more walking and bicycling friendly. Kauai Path representatives are in discussions with fellow One Voice for Livable Islands members on how best to coordinate our efforts to make lasting positive changes for walking and bicycling.

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.

Kauai County Council Passes Bicycle Friendly Resolution

The Kauai county council has, by a vote of 6-0, approved resolution #2008-44: "To support efforts by the State of Hawaii, county of Kauai, and other stakeholders to improve bicycle safety in the county of Kauai."

"WHEREAS, bicycling is an activity with many benefits for individuals and the community..."


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