Planning Process History

This is an overview of significant events as they relate to bike paths in Hawaii and our process to establish a network on the North Shore of Kauai.

  • 1977 Bike Plan Hawaii - Statewide effort to identify and prioritize biking facility improvements.
  • 1994 Bike Plan Hawaii Update - opportunity for public input
  • 1999 Mayor Baptiste Initiative – a group of citizen volunteers convened to help develop a conceptual plan for protecting public access on Kauai. This group evolved into an advocacy group for the development of “Shared Use” non-motorized paths island wide (now the Kauai Path Organization).
  • 2003 Bike Plan Hawaii Update – Opportunity for public input
  • 2000 – 2009 Ke ala hele makalai – approximately 6.6 miles of paths constructed on the east side of Kaua`i near Kealia and Kapa`a.
  • May 5, 2008 Michaelle Edwards - North Shore resident convened a community input meeting to discuss possibilities for North Shore biking and walking paths.
  • 2008 Kauai Path – Organization 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 Organization – 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 15, 2012 – Unveiling of the NSPAR at The Prince Clubhouse