Community members gathered in East Atlanta for a “slow roll” protest in hopes of creating safer road conditions for cyclists.

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

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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