STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1945
RE: H.C.R. No. 31
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 31 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONSTRUCT AN ALL-WAY CROSSWALK ALONG THE CROSS-STREETS OF KAHUALII STREET, WAIPIO POINT ACCESS ROAD, AND FARRINGTON HIGHWAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the Department of Transportation to construct an all-way crosswalk along the cross-streets of Kahualii Street, Waipio Point Access Road, and Farrington Highway.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Department of Transportation, and four individuals.
Your Committee finds that the area surrounding Waipahu High School before and after the school day becomes heavily congested with cars and pedestrians commuting through the area. Due to the street design, students and individuals need to cross multiple times to get to and from Waipahu High School, often overflowing pedestrian islands. The high density of students and individuals on pedestrian islands poses a significant safety concern, as pedestrians may be pushed into oncoming traffic. This measure urges alternative methods to alleviate safety concerns and traffic congestion near Waipahu High School.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 31, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts,
CHRIS LEE, Chair