STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1739
RE: H.C.R. No. 78
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 78 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CONDUCT A TRAFFIC SAFETY ANALYSIS REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAFFIC CALMING SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 38,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation Services for the City and County of Honolulu to conduct a traffic safety analysis regarding the implementation of traffic calming systems along certain streets in the Waipahu area of Oahu.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Bicycling League.
Your Committee finds that speeding is a significant safety issue for the residents of the State. The National Highway Safety Administration found that speeding was a factor in forty-four percent of all traffic fatalities in Hawaii in 2018. Therefore, it is in the public's interest for the Department of Transportation Services for the City and County of Honolulu to conduct a study regarding the feasibility of implementing traffic calming devices, such as raised crosswalks, speed bumps, and roundabouts to deter speeding and manage the flow of traffic.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 78, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair