HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Safe routes to school workshop for Kauai scheduled

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in Latest News

HDOT announces a Safe Routes to School workshop for Kauai County in Eleele

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the following Safe Routes to School (SRTS) informational workshop.

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Eleele Elementary School, Library

4750 Uliuli Road, Eleele, Hawaii 96705

Community leaders, school officials, health and transportation professionals, law enforcement officers, parents and neighbors who are interested in the implementation of SRTS strategies at all schools statewide are invited to participate. SRTS workshops are offered free of charge and lunch is provided.

To register, 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. Workshop size is limited, so register early.

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

This workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop sound SRTS programs based on community needs and conditions, best practices and responsible use of resources. The day concludes with participants learning how to develop an action plan.

Below is an overview of the workshop agenda. The materials covered will be similar to SRTS workshops HDOT has held previously.

Morning: SRTS Program Overview

  • Why SRTS matters: safety, health and transportation issues
  • Engineering strategies
  • Education and encouragement strategies
  • Enforcement strategies
  • Pick-up and drop-off area strategies
  • SRTS federal, state and county programs 

Afternoon (optional): Creating an Action Plan

  • Perspectives from local stakeholders
  • Field exercise: observation of school campus and surrounding area
  • Identifying problems and solutions
  • Creating an action plan for your community
  • Next steps

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

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Shelly Kunishige

Department of Transportation

Public Affairs Office

Office: (808) 587-2161

Cell: (808) 282-2690

E-mail: shelly.y.kunishige@hawaii.gov

http://hidot.hawaii.gov

@DOTHawaii /HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation