"I think we need more bike paths in Charleston," he said.
White is a bicycler himself. But he is not comfortable riding in the city because he would be forced to use the streets most of the time, he said.
"I'm not an expert biker," he said with a smile after he was finished walking his dog along Kanawha Boulevard near Magic Island.
White said he would use the new bike path once it is completed.
"And I think more people would use the bike path if they build it," White said.
White is not so sure he likes the proposal to eliminate the grass median between the two lanes because it adds a lot aesthetically to the boulevard.
Gail McMillen, 65, has lived in her family's Kanawha Boulevard home since 1971. McMillen does not believe building a bike path along Kanawha Boulevard is a good idea.
She is concerned about what effect narrowing the lanes will have on her parking space along Kanawha Boulevard.
"That's my main problem with the plan," she said. "That's a big issue."
Molgaard said the plan is to eliminate as few parking spaces as possible.
The design firm will have to deal with what he called "choke points" where the lanes would shift, Molgaard said. One such "choke point" could be where the train trestle spans Kanawha Boulevard.
The firm could add parking spaces to a large triangular space about halfway between Magic Island and Patrick Street to make up for any spots lost along the boulevard.