H.C.R. NO.














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.




     WHEREAS, pedestrian safety is an important issue for all communities in Hawaii; and


     WHEREAS, Hawaii averages twenty-eight pedestrian fatalities each year on roads without proper crosswalks; and


     WHEREAS, the crosswalk adjacent to Waipahu High School is of particular concern because of the many students who walk to and from school; and


     WHEREAS, in the morning when school begins and, in the afternoon, when school ends, the area surrounding Waipahu High School is heavily congested with pedestrians who are overflowing the pedestrian island; and


     WHEREAS, the students and individuals who cross the road near Waipahu High School also need to cross multiple times to get to and from school which extends the time needed to get from one side of the street to the other side; and


     WHEREAS, it is critical to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and pedestrians crossing streets on foot; and


     WHEREAS, the construction of an all-way crosswalk or pedestrian scramble is an effective method of reducing the chance of vehicles and pedestrians colliding; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirty-second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2023, the Senate concurring, that the Department of Transportation is urged to construct an all-way crosswalk along the cross streets of Kahualii Street, Waipio Point Access Road, and Farrington Highway to increase pedestrian safety and prevent any pedestrian-related accidents or fatalities; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation of the City and County of Honolulu, is requested to explore other possible means of protecting the students and pedestrians who utilize Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Transportation, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, Director of Transportation Services, Superintendent of Education, and Principal of Waipahu High School.









Report Title: 

Department of Transportation; All-way Crosswalk; Kahualii Street; Waipio Point Access Road; Farrington Highway