HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

857

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO TRAFFIC.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


PART I

SECTION 1. Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part XII to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291C-   Motor scooter traffic prohibited; state capitol area. No person shall operate a motor scooter within the pedestrian mall running east to west between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street that abuts the Hawaii state capitol building, Iolani Palace, and the main branch of the Hawaii state library, and upon which there has been erected a statue to honor Queen Liliuokalani."

PART II

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the Oahu transportation management area metropolitan planning organization revolving fund the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the expansion and development of the makai paved walkway of the pedestrian mall between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street that abuts the Hawaii state capitol building, Iolani Palace, and the main branch of the Hawaii state library to include a designated bicycle lane. The expansion and development shall include widening the path or creating multiple paths sufficient to separate pedestrians and wheeled vehicles, the application of appropriate lane markers, and posting of appropriate signage necessary to direct cyclists to remain within the designated bicycle lane. The department of transportation shall consult with the department of land and natural resources in accordance with section 6E-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to ensure that the upgrades visually reflect the historic nature and iconic architecture of the capitol district.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of transportation for the purposes of this Act.

PART III

SECTION 3. The department of accounting and general services, department of transportation, and department of land and natural resources shall work together to create a long-term development plan to improve the pedestrian mall between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street that abuts the Hawaii state capitol building, Iolani Palace, and the main branch of the Hawaii state library to create an attractive and visually impressive pedestrian and bicycle mall that reflects the historic nature of the state capitol, Iolani Palace, and the capitol district while addressing the needs and safety of pedestrians and cyclists who use the area.

PART IV

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Statewide Traffic Code; State Capitol; Iolani Palace; Bicycle Use; Motor Scooter Use; Prohibition; Appropriation

 

Description:

Prohibits operating a motor scooter within the pedestrian mall that abuts the grounds of the State Capitol and Iolani Palace. Appropriates funds to develop the pedestrian mall. Directs DAGS, DOT, DLNR to develop a long-term development plan for the pedestrian mall. Appropriates funds for the expansion and development of a paved walkway and a bike lane. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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