Pedestrian and Bicycle Emphasis Area Strategies

Safeguarding Pedestrians and Bicyclists Strategies
policy

Update zoning codes and street design standards to support best practices for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and safety

Status: Substantial Progress

 

Incorporate “Complete Streets” policies into land use planning and development policies and practices

Status: On-going

EngineeringIncrease the visibility of pedestrians, bicyclists and the facilities they use through: lighting, signage, advanced technology at intersections and crosswalks, modifications of traffic control devices

Status: On-going

Improve data collection systems to facilitate creation and dissemination of standardized data set that includes census, injuries, and fatalities to compute more accurate measure of risk to all transportation modes

Status: On-going

Identify and prioritize bike and pedestrian facilities requiring upgrades and improvements in accordance with Bike Plan Hawaii 2003, Pedestrian Master Plan 2013, and AASHTO guidelines, and begin phased implementation

Status: On-going

Implement innovative technology to reduce red-light running

Status: On-going

enforcementEnforce Hawaii’s distracted driving law.  Support implementation and education toward all road users of the dangers of inattentive walking, bicycling, or driving.

Status: On-going

Revise and strengthen existing pedestrian and bicycle-related laws.  Examples: Bike Helmet Law, clear definition of business districts as it relates to bicycles riding on or off of sidewalks

Status: Early Progress

Increase enforcement of existing pedestrian and bicycle-related laws

Status: On-going

education Develop a culturally sensitive media campaign to promote “Share with Aloha” to promote safety and sharing the road with all users

Status: Early Progress

Modify the driver’s license manual and test to include a major section on safety and the motorists’ responsibilities toward pedestrians and bicyclists

Status: On-going

Provide internal agency support at the state and county levels to fill/ create positions that will expedite pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects through the county and state transportation agencies.

Status: Early Progress

Develop and support campaigns to educate students and adults about their rights and responsibilities as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists

Status: On-going

Provide an equitable funding share for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, though federal, state and local sources.  (Safe Routes To School, appropriations, Safety Improvement Grants etc.)

Status: On-going

Develop positively-oriented social marketing and media education campaigns to re-enforce existing traffic laws for all users

Status: On-going

Continue updates with state and county pedestrian and bike plans.

Status: On-going

Encourage transit use for bicyclists and pedestrians to safely by-pass areas not designated for pedestrian or bicycle use

Status: Early Progress