In Hawai‘i and across the US, the status quo is killing us. Traffic violence is consistently among the top causes of preventable death, and vulnerable users- people walking, bicycling and using personal mobility aids are paying the highest price. It’s time for a SHIFT in our vision, our values, and our streets.
In partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Bicycling League is proud to announce the first statewide Safety & Health in Focus for Transportation (SHIFT) Summit. SHIFT will be held on July 1, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Summit will bring together local and national experts, advocates, academics, agency staff, media, policymakers, and community leaders to advance and strengthen our commitment to ending traffic deaths in Hawai‘i.
Our key theme is change. The central tenet of Vision Zero, written into every resolution and law, is “the status quo is unacceptable.” But change is hard. We are challenging ourselves and our presenters to start with the question of change. What does change stewardship look like in your work? How are your institutions reconsidering practices, habits, processes, and beliefs to get to healthier, safer and more inclusive transportation and mobility in Hawai‘i?
We hope SHIFT will help attendees
- Develop shared language, values, goals, and data
Increase public understanding of the scope of the problem, the consequences of inaction and the importance of public champions and leadership
- Increase capacity for peer networking and inter-agency collaborations to create holistic, interdisciplinary plans to advance Vision Zero in Hawaii.
- Increase policymaker awareness of and commitment to Vision Zero best practices
In February, we will put out a call for presenters who have projects, campaigns, research, or policies to share. Topics of particular interest include:
- Current case studies of innovative plans and projects that integrate Vision Zero principles.
- Media education: how can media partners report more responsibly and critically about traffic violence
- Cultural competence: how can Vision Zero campaigns in Hawaii be contextually sensitive to cultural issues and history here in Hawai’i.
- Equity: what does an equitable vision zero plan, a plan that recognizes and addresses the ways identity and culture inform vulnerability and barriers to mobility
- From Grief to Action: Survivors and families as agents of change
Building and sustaining interdisciplinary/interagency coalitions and task forces
Get Involved in SHIFT:
- Attend – Registration will open in February 2020
- Present – In February 2020, we’ll issue a request for proposals to present. If you’re interested email SHIFT@hbl.org
- Sponsor – Provide monetary support to help make SHIFT happen. Click for our sponsor one-pager. Contact SHIFT@hbl.org for any inquires.