Thursday, September 20, 2007

Worried about Pedestrian Safety?

Hawaii is a dangerous place for pedestrians, especially senior citizens. Each year, 600 pedestrians are treated for traffic-related injuries and another 36 pedestrians are killed. AARP survey data shows that about 1/2 of all crosswalks surveyed did not allow enough time for persons with limited physical abilities to cross, and over 1/3 were timed too short for other persons.

The workshop will offer ideas for enhancing pedestrian safety and will take your concerns and ideas, including specific locations of dangerous crosswalks. AARP will present the program and discuss proposals for making our roads safer for pedestrians, such improving intersection design, educating pedestrians and drivers, and better enforcing traffic laws.
Sponsored by the Pedestrian Safety Coalition, AARP, Sen. Les Ihara, Jr., House Speaker Calvin Say, Rep. Scott Nishimoto, Rep. Barbara Marumoto, Rep. Tom Brower, and Councilmember Ann Kobayashi.
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 29
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Ali'iolani Elementary School Cafeteria, 1240 7th Ave. (on Waialae Ave.)
To RSVP, call (808) 528-6888 or email
Photo: The Honolulu Advertiser

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