Cyclists slow traffic in support of bike lanes on busy Atlanta street

Community members gathered in East Atlanta for a ?€œslow roll?€ protest in hopes of creating safer road conditions for cyclists.

Bicyclists slowly cruised down DeKalb Avenue on Friday weeks after learning funding for a bicycle lane and other proposed road changes could be nixed.

About 100 cyclists slowed early morning rush hour traffic to a crawl not far from the Candler Park MARTA station to raise concerns about the need for sidewalks and bike lanes on a stretch of the street that has three wide reversible lanes, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The protest is in response to claims Renew Atlanta, an agency charged with funding infrastructure and transportation projects,  is not providing the area with a dedicated bike lane as part of its upcoming projects.

City officials told Channel 2 there is not enough room to safely make the desired changes.

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