Project for access to Hideaways moves forward
PRINCEVILLE — Public access of the trail to Kenomene (Hideaways) Beach is on its way to officially being conveyed to the county.
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Great article – yes to Beach Access…… Hoping to have beach access to Mahalepu allowed soon… it has been so many years that we have not had access to Mahalepu Beach…
1.5 million dollars for beach access that percentage wife’s benefits a very few? Benefits a very wealthy condo units and area. Why do we , the county or state, have to guarantee access to every hole in the wall beach? Use that money to improve black pot or put meters but I think this monies can be used a heck of a lot better for way more people.
I fully agree with Doug… I’ve lived here since small kid times, We do not need to acomodate every single person who is unable to safely walk on these paths. Neither does the Fire/Rescue department. Sufficient warnings should be posted, if somebody falls and gets hurt on the trail in a recreational mode, They should pay for the cost of their rescue and extrication, not we the taxpayers…..
So this is all because some entitled tourist from California hurt his hand and saw an opportunity to sue everyone for his own stupidity and lack of skill?? Unbelievable..
Leave the parking as minimal as possible. Because once you place to much parking stalls it will mean more tourist to use the beach. Then, it will be another place where locals will be overrun by tourist.
I have an idea. Make all visitors sign a liability release waiver for the whole county upon entry. Save a couple million, and direct the funds to more sustainable projects.
As soon as you “open” that trail up to more people, more problems will arise.
Excellent news. Thank you, Mike! I know this place means a lot to you, and Kaua`i could not ask for a better steward!
I also agree with Mariano,,,,it should be a no brainer to make the visitors responsible for their own mistakes and injuries, WE the taxpayers have had enough, for what? Overdevelopment of the island, Taxes that get higher and higher,,, If we did not advertise and less visitors came, it would cost alot less to live here and our taxes would not go up so fast, they should not go up at all….
The same old story of Kauai charm being “improved” so that tourists can more easily access the local spots. We need to be stewards of this land, first and consider the nesting habitat for ʻUaʻu kani, and the health of the nearshore reef. 1.5 million sounds like a monstrous concrete project that will cause erosion and disturb nesting birds. Next, we need to make sure that locals have somewhere to park without getting a $300 ticket. The parking lot definitely needs to be a bit bigger, with designated spots for local residents and paid parking for visitors (much like Kokee or Ke’e). My two cents.