The Next Bike Path for Kihei: Waipuilani- WHEN? 2018!!!
UPDATE ( 2/5/14) Yet another delay on the way to that “Walkable-Bikeable Community”about which we always hear. Now the constrution of this bike path seemingly set to begin this year, was deferred to year 2018 due to permitting issues (SMA, CZM, 106, USF&W, 4F,…). and fact the project has only a preliminary alignment laid out. So cyclists must continue to take their chances on SKR. So next is extending our only bike path in S Maui along Liloa from end at Liloa onto the regional park.
UPDATE (MAR 22, 2013) As the County Council awaits receiving the budget from the mayor on Monday (3/25/13), KCA is awaiting confirmation that the money is there for this long expected bicycle path
(APR 24, 2012) As the community enjoys the just completed bike path makai of Liloa between Lipoa Street and Waipuilani Road, Public Works Director David Goode has announced his department is set to begin construction of the Waipulani bike path running North from Waipuilani Park fronting the ocean to Kulanihakoi Rd. The funding totaling $1.6 M is in the admistration’s budget set to take effect July 1, 2012, so long as the County council approves, and actual construction would take place in 2014. KCA requests a more prompt beginning, rather than an 18 month delay.
At times there is public confusion about this picturesque oceanfront park caused by proximity to Maui Sunset Condo Resort, but the park and its tennis courts and tree studded wide grass areas running to the sand are indeed public access, as will be the bikeway once constructed.