2019 Safe Routes to School Informational Workshops announced

Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) would like to announce Safe Routes to School (SRTS) informational workshops on the islands of Oahu, Maui, 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 will be scheduled for Kauai and Kona. A separate news release will be issued when the schedule for the Kauai and Kona workshops is finalized.

Schedule information for the workshops in Honolulu, Kahului, Kapolei and Hilo is:

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wilson Elementary School, Library
4945 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Thursday, September 19, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
HDOT Maui District Office
650 Palapala Drive, Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Thursday, September 26, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Kapolei Middle School, Cafeteria
91-5335 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
State Office Building, Conference Rooms B and C
75 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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

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 https://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 [email protected]. 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.