STAND. COM. REP. NO. 370

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 857

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 857 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRAFFIC,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to ban bicycle and motor scooter traffic in the State Capitol area.

 

Two individuals testified in support of this measure. Bikeshare Hawaii, Blue Zones Project-Hawaii, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Hawaii Bicycling League, and many individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Transportation and Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Removing King Street and Beretania Street from the description of the prohibited area to clarify the prohibition is for the pedestrian mall that runs East-West from Richards Street to Punchbowl Street and abuts the State Capitol, Iolani Palace, and the main branch of the Hawaii State Library; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.

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. 857, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 857, H.D. 1, 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