Coconut Marketplace Mobility Hub Plan
Welcome to the official page for the Coconut Marketplace Mobility Hub Plan, an initiative led by the County of Kauai with funding from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and in collaboration with the ABC Stores, State Legislator, visitor industry, and business industry. The vision of the hub will feature an airport shuttle to the marketplace, a suite of transportation options for residents, employees, and the visitors of the East side to use, and an information center.
In our planning for the Hub, the project’s priority goals are:
- Sharpen a vision for the mobility hub
- Estimate the effectiveness of the mobility hub
- Evaluate the feasibility of the mobility hub
- Develop a high level road map for implementation
This future Coconut Marketplace Mobility Hub is intended to be a significant step towards improving transportation on Kauai for tourists and residents alike, and, more broadly, serve as an example to replicate elsewhere on the island.
PROJECT TIMELINE AND PROCESS
The anticipated project deadline: May 2024. View the tabs below for more details on each project task.
- Review Existing Plans and Policies
- High-level Baseline Conditions and Potential Mobility Market Analysis
- Use Case and User Profiles
- Develop Initial Vision
PROJECT BACKGROUND AND SUPPORTING PLANS
The County has been working in partnership with the Marketplace management, visitor industry, and State representatives to map out initial visioning for this project, and in summer 2022, we worked with the Royal Coconut Coast Association to complete a feasibility study.
Many of our County and State community plans map out goals for increased multi-modal transportation adoption to reduce congestion, decrease transportation costs, improve public health, and support greenhouse gas emissions reduction. See some below:
County led – Ongoing
Rethink how local travelers and visitors connect to the Līhu‘e Civic Center and the island through the Līhu‘e Civic Center Mobility Plan project. Create a plan for the Līhu‘e Civic Center area that will identify multimodal transportation access and parking management strategies to better support people’s travel within and to the area while supporting the County of Kaua‘i and State of Hawai‘i Transit Oriented Development (TOD) efforts.
WHAT IS A MOBILITY HUB?
Mobility hubs are commonly seen as physical places that connect a variety of amenities and transport modes, which may include but are not limited to transit, private shuttles, car share, and micro-mobility options such as bikes.
Graphic credit: CoMoUK
For any inquiries or to attend the virtual open house, please contact Christina Kaser:
Phone: (808) 241- 1950