STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1151
RE: H.R. No. 66
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.R. No. 66 entitled:
"HOUSE 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 of this measure is to request 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.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committee finds that traffic congestion in the State remains a concern for many residents. Your Committee further finds that the increase in traffic congestion and speeding throughout the State increases the risk of harm to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The Department of Transportation has reported 17 traffic fatalities that occurred in the State as of March 2021. Your Committee believes an analysis of existing traffic safety measures should be conducted and that innovative safety measures, such as calming systems, need to be implemented to better protect the residents and visitors of the State.
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.R. No. 66 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair