A new bike path along South King Street was a hot topic at Tuesday night's Ala Moana and Kaka'ako neighborhood board meeting.
The protected lane would start on Alapai Street and go all the way to the University Avenue area. During peak hours, cars wouldn't be able to park along King Street, opening up an extra lane for traffic.
Local bicycle riders at the meeting said this would make a lot of people feel safer on the roads.
"Studies have shown that 60 percent of the total population will feel comfortable to bike when there is a protected lane, so that's the way we can get large numbers of people to bike," said Chad Taniguchi, the executive director of the Hawaii Bicycling League. "When that happens, then more people will do it and everyone will feel safer."
The city's Department of Transportation Services director says it would only cost taxpayers the price of the paint.