- Location Kaua'i
- Notable 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award-Research & Communication
- Specifications Signage Design
Now known as the Ke Ala Hele Makalae (East Kaua‘i’s Coastal Shared-Path), when the entire path is finished, it will cover roughly 30 miles from Anahola to Nawiliwili, mostly along the coast. So far, about 6.6 miles of the path has been built. Approximately 2.5 miles was open for use around Lydgate Park in 2003 and 4.1 miles between Lihi Park to ‘Ahihi Point (“Donkey Beach”) was completed in 2009. Phase III, which includes two miles from Lydgate Park to Lihi Park, will connect the completed portions of the path. Divided into segments, the part that runs alongside the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Bridge was completed in March of 2011. The rest of Phase III is at various stages of development.
PBR HAWAII provided the landscape architectural design for the completed portions of the path, including landscaping along the portions of the path where planting strips are available, as well as around rest shelters and comfort stations. PBR HAWAII also contributed to the design of the railing where the path cantilevers over the bridge.
PBR HAWAII also worked closely with the County of Kaua‘i to design a series of historic, interpretive and environmental signs for the Ke Ala Hele Makalae. The path corridor signage program will educate visitors and residents alike of the rich history of Kaua‘i’s eastern shoreline including; significant historical and cultural sites, scenic landmarks as well as important coastal and river ecological habitats. Educational signage plaques are being installed on natural stone platforms and will include colorful graphics, photographs and written text describing interesting aspects and points of interest at each location.