LIHUE — A presentation and panel discussion on a proposed North Shore shuttle service will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Ha Coffee Bar.
The free event is co-sponsored by The Hanalei Initiative and Community Coalition Kauai, two groups that have been involved in developing a plan for a transportation system aimed at reducing traffic congestion on the North Shore.
Thursday’s meeting will begin with a presentation by Joel Guy, president of the Hanalei-to-Haena Community Association. Guy said Tuesday he plans to talk about some of the challenges of managing transportation on the North Shore as well as potential solutions to those problems.
Guy said he will look at examples from different parts of the island to see how other communities have approached visitor management as a way to understand what methods have worked.
Guy’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.
Access to Black Pot Beach Park and the Wainiha/Haena area has been restricted since the April floods, creating increased congestion at Hanalei’s two popular beach parks and along Weke Road, creating traffic situations that often become unmanageable.