STAND. COM. REP. NO. 359-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2215

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 2215 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BICYCLES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the driver of a vehicle passing and overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction to allow at least three feet of separation between the right side of the driver's vehicle and the left side of the bicyclist.

 

The Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii, Maui Police Department, Kauai Path, Inc., Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, Hawaii Bicycling League, American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces Center, Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork, Waimea Trails and Greenways, Hawaii Bicycling League, Hawaii Cycling Club, Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Maui Bicycling League, and numerous concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. A concerned individual opposed this measure.

 

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. 2215 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair