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Congratulations to our two most recent State Designated Byways
Byway Spotlight - Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast
Hawaii Scenic Byways project website

Happy New Year!  I am pleased to report that the Hawaii Scenic Byways program made significant progress in 2011 and continues to grow.
To enjoy events and learn about our first two state designated byways, Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor and Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast, both on Hawaii Island, please visit the calendar section on our new project website for a listing of events along our byways!

The Project Team and State Scenic Byways Advisory Committee members completed another round of designations in the fall of 2011, and we are pleased to add the Kau Scenic Byway - The Slopes of Mauna Loa (Hawaii Island) and the Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway (Kauai Island) to the list of Hawaii State designated byways.  We look forward to beginning Corridor Management Training with both of these groups in January.  
We begin our 2012 outreach and nomination round this spring, and invite interested government agencies and community groups to contact us about the program.

We thank you for all your support, and look forward to a great New Year!

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.   



David L. Zevenbergen
Hawaii Scenic Byways Coordinator
Hawaii Department of Transportation
(808) 587-6341
Email: David.L.Zevenbergen@hawaii.gov


Congratulations to our two most recent State Designated Byways

Black Sand Kau

Kau Scenic Byway - The Slopes of Mauna Loa
Sponsor: Kau Chamber of Commerce
Hawaii Island
54 Miles

State Highway 11 in Kau, the Kau Scenic Byway, is the route traversing the southern part of the Big Island between Kona and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, passing through the towns of Ocean View, Waiohinu, Naalehu and Pahala.  The western slopes from Manuka State Park to the Kahuku entrance of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park feature a forest reserve and broad vistas with sweeping views of ocean and mountain.     

Tunnel of Trees Kauai

Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway
Sponsor: Malama Koloa 
19 miles


The coastline of the Koloa Plain is a world-class tourist destination. A significant array of archaeological and historical sites in Hawaii exists within this thriving resort community. The nineteen plus miles of scenic byway connects many of these historical and cultural sites.
 Byway Spotlight!



Congratulations to the Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast sponsor group for completing and submitting their Corridor Management Plan. Their hard work and determination is much appreciated.    

In 2011, the Byway committee was recognized, not once, but twice for their dedication to preserving their area's culture, history and archaeology.  The Historic Hawaii Foundation presented Kailua Village Business Improvement District representatives with a Preservation Commendation award for designation of Alii Drive, "Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast," as a Hawaii Scenic Byway. 
The group's Corridor Management Plan was also recognized by the American Planning Association Hawaii Chapter in the Environment/Preservation category.  View their award winning Corridor Management Plan and their award announcements on the Kailua Village Business Improvement District website or visit the Hawaii APA site to view this award and others given throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Upcoming Event - Legislative Briefing  

On January 13th, 2012, the project team and representatives from each of the 4 state designated byway groups will meet with, and present the Hawaii Scenic Byways program to members of the Hawaii State Legislature.  This meeting has been called in response to inquiries about the program, and is meant to educate the elected officials about the program elements and resources, should they receive requests for information or questions from their constituents.  For further information on this briefing, or to request a copy of the program materials, please email projectteam@hawaiiscenicbyways.org.



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Hawaii Scenic Byways is on the web!


The Project Team is proud to announce the website:


We have been working with Big Island web design firm, Gum Design, to bring you a user-friendly site that showcases our State's wonderful byways and provides useful information for the traveling public and individuals and groups who would like to learn more about the program's process and features.

The site has community and traveler friendly features such as unique byway details, news and updates, program information with downloadable documents and a calendar of events to provide information on Byway events and other happenings.

If you have an event along our byways that you would like to feature on the website, please email the information to projectteam@hawaiiscenicbyways.org.

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