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


North Shore Path

North Shore Path logo

The North Shore Path project aims to create a network of multi-use paths for biking, walking and other forms of non-motorized transportation. The goal is to link together the communities of Kilauea, Princeville & Hanalei and to transform the North Shore into a model for sustainable, non-motorized transit wherein biking and walking are oftentimes more convenient than using a car. To the greatest extent possible, the path will be isolated from roadways – thereby offering users a healthy, peaceful, and safe experience.  

The North Shore Path Alternatives Report (N.S.P.A.R.) is complete and has been printed.  View the PDF version here.

What’s in the Report?

  • Background and Research
  • Project Supporters, Endorsements and Contributors
  • Existing Conditions and Influencing Factors
  • Community Outreach and Involvement
  • Path Routes and Alternatives
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Benefits of Multi Use Paths
  • Construction Considerations
  • Ownership, Stewardship and Maintenance
  • Next Steps


At the official North Shore Path website you'll find a link for the Community Input Survey.  Please take the survey and voice your opinions. 

North Shore Path Survey 

North Shore Path History

  • May 5, 2008 - North Shore resident, Michaelle Edwards, convened a community input meeting with Joey Klein at the Princeville Community Center to discuss possibilities for North Shore biking and walking paths.
  • 2008 - Kauai Path approaches Landmark Consulting Services to provide formal planning services for a North Shore Path.
  • April 9, 2009 - Public Input Meeting at Princeville Clubhouse, North Shore Path Alternatives Report (NSPAR) Route Mapping Exercise.
  • May 2009 - Presentation to Kilauea Neighborhood Association (KNA)
  • 2010 - Kauai Path Fundraising and grant writing for NSPAR
  • Jan 2011 - Funding for NSPAR allocated to Kauai Path Organization through a grant from the federal Center for Disease Control’s (CDC), Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program.
  • Feb 2011 - Presentation to Kilauea Neighborhood Association (KNA)
  • May - June 2011 - Community Input Survey – Post cards sent out to all North Shore residents. 
  • May - June 2011 - Meetings with Key North Shore Landowners
  • May 17, 2001 - North Shore Path Presentation to the Hanalei/Haena Community Association (HHCA) – - Public welcome
  • May 19, 2011 - North Shore Path Presentation to the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association (PHCA) – - Public welcome
  • March 2012 - NSPAR published