Update 2/7/20

On 2/7/20, the House Transportation Committee passed HB1973 with amendments that Hawaii DOT will continue to treat the funds separate from their general funds and dedicated to Safe Routes to School. We’ll be reviewing the amended bill when it comes available to make sure it will truly continue this dedicated funding to Safe Routes to School. Mahalo to everyone that testified! To make sure you get the latest updates, join our Bike Advocacy Team (if you haven’t already). 


 

Submit by Thursday 2/6/20

  1. Click here to create your own account at Hawaii legislature (it only takes a second)
  2. Click here for HB1973
  3. Select “Submit Testimony”
  4. Position – OPPOSE
  5. Write your testimony (it doesn’t need to be long)

HB1973 is scheduled for hearing Friday February 7, at 10:00am, Room 423. Testimony is due (24-hours before the hearing) by Thursday February 6 at 10am, but late testimony is accepted Friday February 7 before the hearing. To add to your impact, come out to testify in person. Capitol Building room 423.

Join HBL in protecting Safe Routes to School by OPPOSING HB1973 

For more information: chad@hbl.org 808-255-8271 or daniel@hbl.org 808-275-6717.


Safe Routes to School is a program to make it safe for kids to walk and bicycle to school. This is surely something we can all get behind – walking and bicycling is great exercise to keep our keiki healthy and helps their concentration at school, BUT it needs to be safe! And unfortunately, we still have much to do to make it safe to make safe our youth to walk and bike to school – more sidewalks, bikeways, and safe crossings. That’s why Safe Routes to School is so important. In order to provide funding for these important improvements, in 2012, the legislature created the Safe Routes to School Special Fund (Chapter 19-109, HAR) that allocates a speeding violation surcharge for Safe Routes to School.  Now HB1973 is proposing to eliminate the Safe Routes to School Special Fund. This would be a big loss – taking away dedicated funding for projects to improve safety for kids walking and biking to school. Join HBL in OPPOSING HB1973 to support more Safe Routes to School! 

Submit Testimony OPPOSING HB1973 to Protect Safe Routes to School

Submit by Thursday 2/6/20

  1. Click here to create your own account at Hawaii legislature (it only takes a second)
  2. Click here for HB1973
  3. Select “Submit Testimony”
  4. Position – OPPOSE
  5. Write your testimony (it doesn’t need to be long)

HB1973 is scheduled for hearing Friday February 7, at 10:00am, Room 423. Testimony is due (24-hours before the hearing) by Thursday February 6 at 10am, but late testimony is accepted Friday February 7 before the hearing. To add to your impact, come out to testify in person. Capitol Building room 423.