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TASK FORCES

UPCOMING MEETINGS

29 APRIL - 2014

Contrywide SRTS Task Force

3:00 - 4:30 PM, TUE

Moikeha Building

Conference Room 1

 

 

 

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Schools (Safe Routes to School) Task Force

Kapa`a Walk to School
Kapa`a Walk to School
Sate 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: Sara Schields & Sherri Lauer Kalaheo: Julie Herr & Hilary Johnson

If your school does not currently have a Safe Routes to School champion, contact Jenn Linton, Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Get Fit Kauai.

What we're working on

HDOT GRANT APPLICATIONS Project Details
Get Fit Kauai is currently working with the County of Kauai and Department of Public Works to write grants for infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects from the Hawaii Department of Transportation around several schools. The grants are part of a federal funding program for Safe Routes to School.
2013-2014 WALK TO SCHOOL DAYS Project Details
2013-2014 Walk to School Days will be on the first Wednesday of the month beginning in September.

Get Fit Kauai is using the walk or bike to school as the first step to create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old.

The first Wednesday of every month except August and January will be the official Walk to School Dates for the 2013-2014 school year. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

Kauai's Official Walk to School Dates
1. Wednesday, September 4, 2013
2. Wednesday, October 2, 2013
3. Wednesday, November 6, 2013
4. Thursday, December 4, 2013
5. Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6. Wednesday, March 5, 2014
7. Wednesday, April 2, 2014
8. Wednesday, May 7, 2014



Walk to School Day participating schools:

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.

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

Kalaheo Elementary Schools
Meet at the Kalaheo neighborhood center 7:15 am

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Walk To School dates
SAFE ROUTES BILL - HB2626 (SRTS BILL) Project Details
Safe Routes Bill en route to Governor's signature. HB2626, the SRTS Bill, passes all committees and is on its way to being law. Read more.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL BILL ADVANCES IN SENATE Project Details
HB 2626, HD 2, also known as the Safe Routes To School Bill, passed through the Senate Committees on Education and Transportation and International Affairs on Friday, March 16. Read more.
HB 2626, HD1 MOVING THROUGH STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Project Details
House Bill 2626, HD1 which proposes a $10 surcharge for moving traffic violations and a $25 surcharge for moving traffic violations in a school zone, has passed the State House Finance Committee. Funds generated from the surcharge would support the Safe Routes to School program, which is designed to encourage more children to walk or ride bikes to school in a safe environment. Read more.
LEGISLATORS PROPOSE NEW FUNDING FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL Project Details
HB 2626, with amendments, was introduced in the State Legislature by Rep. Derek Kawakami, and co-introducers Reps. Jimmy Tokioka and Dee Morikawa as a mechanism to generate funding for Safe Routes To School. Read more.
KALAHEO CELEBRATES WALK TO SCHOOL Project Details
Kalaheo School students, parents, and administration participated in the monthly Walk To School Day, held January 25. Read more.
PROPOSED ENGINEERING PLANS FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL Project Details
The County Dept. of Public Works is moving forward with proposed engineering plans to improve safe routes to school for Kalaheo, Koloa, Wilcox, King Kaumualii, Kapaa, St. Catherine's, and Kilauea Schools. PDF
Engineering Plans:
Kalaheo, Koloa, Wilcox, King Kaumualii, Kapaa, St. Catherine's, and Kilauea Schools.
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.

Final walk to school day is May 23rd, 2012.

 

Countywide Safe Routes To School Team Meeting Minutes

Current Meeting Minutes... DOWNLOAD PDF
Previous Meeting Minutes... DOWNLOAD PDF
Prior Meeting Minutes...
Meeting Archives...

 

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.