STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1466
RE: S.C.R. No. 93
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 S.C.R. No. 93 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, TO INSTALL SPEED BUMPS AND OTHER TRAFFIC CALMING STRUCTURES ON ALA AOLANI STREET IN MOANALUA VALLEY AND OTHER SURROUNDING STREETS DEEMED APPROPRIATE TO DETER SPEEDING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Department of Transportation Services of the City and County of Honolulu, to install speed bumps and other traffic calming structures on Ala Aolani Street in Moanalua Valley and other surrounding streets deemed appropriate to deter speeding.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that Moanalua Valley is a residential area that is home to several thousand residents and also includes a golf course, neighborhood park, popular hiking trail, and nearby entrance and exit to Interstate H-201. Ala Aolani Street is the main roadway in Moanalua Valley that is utilized by pedestrians, bicyclists, and resident and visitor drivers. However, there has been a high frequency of speeding cars on Ala Aolani Street, which has a twenty-five mile per hour limit. This measure requests a multi-departmental approach to address safety concerns arising from the high frequency of speeding cars in the area; traffic calming methods such as speed bumps and roundabouts may make Ala Aolani Street safer for all roadway users.
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 S.C.R. No. 93 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts,
CHRIS LEE, Chair