2019 Safe Routes to School informational workshops announced for Kauai and Kona

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) would like to announce Safe Routes to School (SRTS) informational workshops on the islands of Kauai and Hawaii.  The SRTS workshops provide community leaders, school officials, health and transportation professionals, law enforcement officers, parents and neighbors with the knowledge needed to develop SRTS programs in their communities. Additional workshops scheduled for Honolulu, Kahului, Kapolei and Hilo were announced previously.

Schedule information for the workshops in Lihue and Kailua-Kona is:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lihue Civic Center, Moikeha Conference Room
4444 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Friday, October 25, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

To register for a workshop, go to http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/srts/ and click on the link under Upcoming Workshops, or contact Tara Lucas at 808-692-7696, or e-mail saferoutestoschool@hawaii.gov.

Communities around the country are using SRTS programs to make it safer and more appealing for children to walk and bicycle to school. Federal legislation has recognized the value of SRTS programs and has provided funding for states to establish programs.

 SRTS programs grow from community concerns about safety, health and traffic. A combination of engineering, encouragement, education, and enforcement strategies are used to address these concerns and make SRTS a reality.

Workshop participants will gain the knowledge to develop sound SRTS programs based on community needs and conditions, best practices and responsible use of resources.

Below is an overview of the workshop agenda.

  • Why SRTS matters
  • Engineering
  • Education and encouragement
  • Enforcement
  • Evaluation
  • Pick-up and drop-off area strategies
  • SRTS federal, state and county programs
  • How communities make SRTS happen

For more information on the SRTS federal and state program in Hawaii, please visit http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/srts/

This workshop is accessible for individuals with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Tara Lucas at 692-7696, or e-mail saferoutestoschool@hawaii.gov. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice can be made available in alternate formats.

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