Reclaim Our Streets: How to Make Hawai’i’s Streets Safe & Sustainable
Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30pm
Please join HBL and partners for the Hawai‘i premiere of “The Street Project,” followed by a community conversation on making our roads safer, more sustainable, and more efficient. Click here to watch the trailer!
Traffic fatalities surged in 2022. In Hawai‘i, 117 people died in car-related crashes last year. Nationally, the number jumped to 42,795. An alarming number of these deaths involve pedestrians—29 in Hawai‘i and 7,508 nationally, a four-decade high.
Clearly our streets are too dangerous, but what can we do about it? What can we do to reduce distracted, dangerous driving and to design roadways that are safer and more sustainable for everyone?
“The Street Project,” directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Boyd, examines the growing global movement to improve roadway safety, especially for pedestrians and cyclists. The screening will be followed by a community conversation featuring government officials, non-profit advocates, and—we hope—you.
The screening will be followed by a community conversation on making Hawai’i’s roads safer, more sustainable, and more efficient for everyone.
Panelists include: Kathleen Rooney (moderator), Ulupono Initiative; James Burke, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); Jon Nouchi, Department of Transportation Services; Nick Manago, roadway safety advocate; Catherine Ferreira, Papa Ola Lōkahi.
This event is sponsored by the Ulupono Initiative with support from the UH School of Architecture, Scholars Strategy Network, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is a joint venture of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.