STAND. COM. REP. NO.3076
RE: S.R. No. 30
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.R. No. 30 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO ACCELERATE ITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HONOLULU BICYCLE MASTER PLAN INITIATED UNDER ORDINANCE 94-39,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the City and County of Honolulu to accelerate its implementation of the Honolulu Bicycle Master Plan initiated under city ordinance 94-39, in order to encourage residents to cycle.
Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by Hawaii Medical Services Association and More People on Bikes.
Your Committee finds that cycling is an excellent means to achieve physical fitness, as well as an effective means of transportation without reliance upon fossil fuels. Your Committee finds that the State should encourage its citizens to cycle.
Your Committee further finds that the Honolulu Bicycle Master Plan will increase the popularity of cycling in Hawaii through education on safe bike handling and route choosing, among other things. Therefore, your Committee supports implementation of the Master Plan as soon as possible.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 30 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair