Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 18

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B.
No. 18 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill, as received by your Committee, is
to provide an additional option for the safety of bicyclists and
the convenience of motorists.

     Your Committee finds that the two options, riding as near
the right hand curb, as practicable, or on the shoulder of the
roadway, may at times be hazardous for bicyclists. The area near
the right hand curb may have an uneven surface and contain
corrugated storm drain openings, causing damage to bicycles and
injuries to riders, and the shoulders may be equally unsafe for

     This bill proposes to permit bicyclists to have the options
of riding near the right-hand curb, on the shoulder off of the
roadway, or on the edge of the roadway, dependent on the
conditions in particular situations.

     Testimonies in support of this bill were received from the
president and a director of the Hawaii Bicycling League, and from
Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii.

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 7
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     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 18
and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation,

                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair