Making 3 Feet the Law!
The Safe Passing 3 Foot bill will make clear in Hawaii law that 3 Feet is the minimum safe distance for a motorist to give when overtaking a bicyclist. This basic safety law, which already exists in the majority of states, is a simple way to help ensure that we can all share our roads safely.
HB2215 will make 3 Feet the Law.
HB2215 passed the full Senate & House May 1
Now – on to the Governor!
A giant MAHALO to everyone that submitted testimony and those that came out to testify in person! This support definitely made a difference in pushing this! The bill received a total of 329 written testimony – 328 were in support and only 1 individual was in opposition.
In addition to the hundreds of individuals testifying in support, we had a powerful coalition of supporting organizations that included: AARP, American Diabetes Association, Blue Planet Foundation, Hawaii Cycling Club, Hawaii Public Health Institute, Kauai Path, Maui Bicycling League, PATH Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii, and others.
Last and very crucially, we received strong support from our government agencies that work to make sure our streets are safe for everyone – people that bike, walk, and drive. Thank you Hawaii Department of Transportation, Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Council, Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu Department of Transportation Services, Kauai Police Department, and Maui Police Department!
Together we’re making Hawai’i more bicycle friendly everyday! We’re making progress, but we’ve got further to go until our streets are all bicycle-friendly and everyone has can choose to bicycle for health, recreation, and health. Please join our Bike Advocacy Team email list to make sure you get the latest on what’s happen and how to help push us forward!