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TASK FORCES

UPCOMING MEETINGS

29 JANUARY - 2014

Contrywide SRTS Task Force

3:00 - 4:30 PM, THUR

Pi`ikoi Building

Conference Room A

 

 

 

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Schools (Safe Routes to School) Task Force

Kapa`a Walk to School
Safe Routes to School is an international movement aimed at increasing the number of children who walk or bike to school by making it safe and convenient for children to walk and bike to school. Walking and biking to school is a fun, easy way to get the recommended amount of daily activity for children.

There are several reasons to support walking and biking to school

  • To enhance the health of kids; Increased physical activity can combat a host of health problems facing kids today.
  • To improve air quality and the environment; replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can help reduce air pollution.
  • To create safer routes for walking and bicycling; Sidewalks, education programs and traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve conditions.

Get Fit Kauai has teamed with Kauai Police Department, the Department of Education, and the County of Kauai to improve safety around schools and encourage more children to walk and bike to school through Safe Routes to School program implementation. If you would like to get involved with Safe Routes to School at your school or with Get Fit Kauai please contact the Safe Routes to School champion(s) at your school:

Kapa’a : Missy Hoesel & Heidi Tokuda King Kaumualii: Carie Inouye Koloa: Sherri Lauer Kalaheo: Yuki Reise St. Catherine’s: Judy Rittmeister

If your school does not currently have a Safe Routes to School champion, and would like to start a SRTS program at your school, contact Bev Brody, the Director of Get Fit Kauai.

What we're working on

KAUAI AWARDED OVER $1 MILLION IN HDOT-SRTS GRANTS Project Details
The County of Kauai Public Works Department was awarded $251,500 for the Island-Wide Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalks and Sidewalk Improvements Project, $416,540 for the King Kaumualii SRTS Phase 1 Project, and $490,875 for the Koloa Safe Routes Phase 2 Project.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Office of Public Health Studies was awarded $24,630 for the Get Fit Kauai SRTS Project.

HDOT Grant Award Announcement

OVER 3000 PEOPLE WALKED TO SCHOOL DURING THE 2013 – 2014 SCHOOL YEAR! Project Details
The report details the number of student, parents and teachers and total participants attending 2013 - 2014 Get Fit Kauai Walk to School Days at Kalaheo, Kapa’a, King Kaumuali’i, Koloa and St. Catherine’s..

2013-4 Walk to School Data Report

2014-2015 WALK TO SCHOOL DAYS Project Details
2014-2015 Walk to School Days will be on the first Wednesday of the month (except for January) for Kalaheo, King Kaumuali`i and Koloa, and the first Thursday of the month (except for January) for Kapa`a and St. Catherine’s beginning August, 2014.

The first Wednesday and/or Thursday of every month except January will be the official Walk to School Days for the 2014-2015 school year. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

Kauai's 2014-2015 Official Walk to School Dates

2014 - 2015 dates for Kalaheo, King Kaumuali`i, Koloa
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (first Wednesday of the month)
No January Event
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (first Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (first Wednesday of the month)



Kalaheo Elementary Schools
Meet at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center 7:15 am

King Kaumuali`i Elementary School
(2 Drop-offs to choose from): 7:00 am Lau Kona Park or 7:15 am Kalepa Village

Koloa School
Meet at Koloa First Hawaiian Bank at 7:00 am


2014 - 2015 dates for Kapa`a and St. Catherine’s
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014 (first Thursday of the month)
Thursday, October 2, 2014 (first Thursday of the month)
Thursday, November 6 2014 (first Thursday of the month)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 (first Thursday of the month)
No January Event
Thursday, February 5, 2015( first Thursday of the month)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 (first Thursday of the month)5
Thursday, April 2, 2015 (first Thursday of the month)
Thursday, May 7, 2015 (first Thursday of the month)



Kapa'a
(2 Drop-offs to choose from): 7:00 am at the old Otsuka's warehouse on Kawaihau (or join along the route at any of the intersecting streets along Kawaihau Rd.) or 7:15 at the Triangle Grass park just MAUKA of Mahelona.

St. Catherine's Elementary School
(2 Drop-offs to choose from): 7:00 am at the old Otsuka's warehouse on Kawaihau (or join along the route at any of the intersecting streets along Kawaihau Rd.) or 7:15 at the Triangle Grass park just MAUKA of Mahelona.

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Walk to School Dates Kalaheo, King Kaumulali`i, Koloa

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Walk to School Dates Kapa`a and St. Catherine’s

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY FEATURED IN HAWAII STREAM VIDEO Project Details
Hawaii Stream Video features Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day Video
Koloa's Walk To School day (May, 2011) was featured in the Hawaii Stream video, talking about Kauai's efforts through Get Fit Kauai to address Safe Routes To School and Walk To School days. Kauai was one of 44 places selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide an opportunity for children to walk or bike to school on a safe route, while also being engaged in physical activity. View the video.
KAUAI COUNTY COUNCIL SUPPORTS SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM Project Details
Kauai County Council with SRTS Partnership Director, GFK SRTS Coordinator and GFK Island Coordinator.
Kauai County Council with SRTS Partnership Director, GFK SRTS Coordinator and GFK Island Coordinator.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the Kauai County Council unanimously passed a Safe Routes to School Resolution, acknowledging the importance of the Safe Routes To School program and supporting efforts for providing safer routes to and from schools for pedestrians and bicyclists. PDF
SRTS Resolution
Safe Roads to School (SRTS) Project Details
Complete Streets Public Workshop
 
Get Fit Kauai's School Task Force is currently piloting a Safe Routes to School, Walking School Bus program at Kapa`a Elementary School using the "5 E" approach.
  • Evaluation
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Enforcement
  • Encouragement
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Five E's
Thank You County of Kauai Public Works Department! Infrastructure (Built Environment) Project Details
Bike lanes at Kapaa Elementary School
Bike lanes at Kapaa Elementary School
Changes are beginning to happen in the Kapa`a and Koloa Elementary School districts. In Kapa`a, narrow bike lane lines have been painted on each side of the road in efforts to help calm traffic and make it safer to walk and bike in that area. Two lighted crosswalks are planned to be installed in the Koloa area by the end of the year ~ We are moving in the right direction to make it safer to walk and bike to school. Photo Gallery

Get Fit Kauai is built on the integration and involvement of community partners. Community partners and volunteers are the key to the successes of this organization.

 

Task Force Member Directory

Lee Steinmetz - Chair

Planning

Ted Blake

Malama Koloa

Bev Brody

Get Fit Kauai Health and Built Environment Facilitator

Courtney Chadderdon

Koloa Elementary PTSA

Micheal Contrades

Kauai Police Dept.

Dennis Fujimoto

The Garden Island

Missy Hoesel

Kapa`a P.T.S.A. President

Maddie Hoesel

Kapaa Elementary School student

Katy Hoesel

Kapaa Elementary School student

Carie Inouye

King Kaumaulii Elementary Teacher

Lea Kaiaokamalie

County Planning Dept.

Sherri Lauer

Koloa Elementary PTSA

Stephenie Mueller

St. Catherine’s PTG

Jason Overmyer

KPD

Yuki Riese

Kalaheo Elementary School

Judy Rittmeister

St. Catherine's

Sue Saldana

Kilauea School PCNC

Pat Shimamoto

DPW

Lyle Tabata

County Dept. of Public Works

John Takamura

KPD

Marie Williams

County Planning Dept.