STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1333

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 1402

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred S.B. No. 1402, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Transportation to create motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian highway and pathway networks.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health; Department of Transportation; Office of Planning; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; American Heart Association; Waikiki Neighborhood Board; AARP Hawaii; Environmental Justice Task Force of Faith Action for Community Equity; AlohaCare; Ulupono Initiative; Climate Protectors Hawaii; Hawaii Public Health Institute; Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization; Blue Planet Foundation; People's Advocacy for Trails Hawaii; Hilo Bay Front Trails, Inc; Get Fit Kauai; Hawaii Bicycling League; and three individuals.

 

Your Committee finds that the establishment of separate motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian highway and pathway networks throughout the State is an effective way to decrease the public's reliance on personal motor vehicles, reduce the cost of transportation, and improve public health. This measure will modernize Hawaii's ground transportation infrastructure by providing additional metrics, considerations, and assistance to the Department of Transportation.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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 S.B. No. 1402, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1402, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair