A Blue Planet Initiative
STCH is administered by Blue Planet Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization clearing the path for clean energy in Hawaii.
STCH supports locally driven efforts to reduce the use of imported petroleum in Hawaii’s transportation sector through…
STCH strives to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of Hawaii by promoting and supporting the adoption of practices that improve mobility, reduce travel demand, increase the utilization of energy efficient modes of travel...
A Hawaii where mobility needs are met through diverse, sustainable solutions that are efficient, clean, safe, and convenient.
To bring this vision to reality, we have outlined several attainable goals. Accomplishing these will mean we’ve achieved success in our mission…
Hawaii’s Transportation Snapshot
Hawaii’s EV Experts Program
The "Find an EV Expert" tool connects interested car buyers with dealership sales associates who passed our Electric Vehicle (EV) Expert Certification Program. Customers can shop with confidence that the EV Experts are informed about Hawaii's EV marketplace.
Electric Vehicle Programs
Electric vehicles are fast, quiet, clean, and can even save you money on fuel and maintenance. There is a network of over 12,000 EV owners in Hawaii, and you could be next! Learn more about EV ownership by attending an EV event, joining us for National Drive Electric Week, or watching a video.
Hawaii Bike Challenge
With 546 participants and 46 workplaces, we traveled a total of 63,689 miles, saved 5,337 pounds of CO2 emissions and encouraged 147 new riders! This was a great step toward creating healthier and more sustainable transportation habits in Hawaii!
AFLEET Cool Line
Contact us if you are considering alternative fuel or electric vehicles but don't know how they'll affect your bottom line. Using Argonne National Laboratory's AFLEET model, we will compare different vehicle technologies using your fleet duty cycles and operations to provide you with lifecycle cost comparisons to help you make smart procurement decisions beyond point-of-purchase.
Bikeshare Hawaii, widely known for launching Honolulu’s Biki bikeshare program, is a non-profit organization that was established in 2014 under a public-private partnership. Bikeshare Hawaii’s mission is to enhance community health and viability by strengthening the public transportation system and offering people a way to get to all of the places they work and play. Community benefits, as reported in Bikeshare Hawaii’s 2020 report, include saving money, discovering or visiting a new business, exercising more often, weight loss, and connecting to other public transit. The primary benefit, especially to local residents, is weight loss associated with exercise from bicycling. Bikeshare Hawaii’s executive director and STCH advisory board member Todd Boulanger explained how using bikeshare for transportation can provide health benefits. “Incorporating exercise into your daily tasks, like travel, is the best way to make it part of your lifestyle”.
Like many other businesses and organizations, Bikeshare Hawaii faced challenges adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Total riders per month dropped significantly from 2019 to 2020. However, Biki was deemed an essential service, so Biki did not reduce their services like 45% of bikeshare systems in the U.S. did. Some stations were relocated during this time to better meet the needs of customers, primarily Hawaii residents. In 2020, 80% of total rides were from residents compared to 69% in 2019. Based on customer surveys, the percent of riders that were using Biki for exercise increased by 23%. Even during the pandemic, there were 7,300 new member enrollments, and Bikeshare Hawaii continued to offer important benefits for Urban Honolulu.