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.
The Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL), with support from the Hawaii State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division (DoH) is proud to announce an exciting statewide conference:
Safety and Health in Focus for Transportation (SHIFT) Summit 2020
The SHIFT Summit is a one-day event scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu.
THEME: “It’s time for a SHIFT”
With Vision Zero emerging as a key transportation safety principle at the state and county levels in Hawaii, SHIFT will focus on its central tenet: the status quo is unsustainable and unacceptable. To that end, our theme is how to make a SHIFT? What “best practices” are being reconsidered? How are communities and institutions preparing for and managing change? How is success being measured?
The impetus for SHIFT was City & County of Honolulu Resolution 19-32 “REQUESTING THE CITY ADMINISTRATION TO WORK WITH THE CITY COUNCIL TO ORGANIZE A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CONFERENCE” which was itself a response to the troubling trend in pedestrian road fatalities in the US and here in Honolulu. Additionally, over the past year a state law and a number of county efforts have emerged to promote Vision Zero and the Safe Systems approach. This shift in addressing traffic safety prioritizes systemic measures that use data and community engagement to promote safer, healthier, and more resilient transportation systems.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
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The SHIFT Summit will convene at the Hilton Hawaiian Village immediately following the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Western & Mountain Districts Annual Meeting (June 28-July 1, 2020)
The afternoon portion of the SHIFT Summit will focus on “practitioners” including engineers, planners, public health professionals, transportation nonprofit leaders, academics and policymakers. This portion will have a registration fee. The evening session will be open and free to the public and will focus on engaging community leaders and influencers in adjacent sectors, such as education, social services, community and grassroots leaders, neighborhood board members, and others.