Bike lane proponents cycle to raise support

As the debate over bike lanes in Prospect Park heats up, supporters of the extra lanes were out in full force on Sunday.Organizers of the

PROSPECT PARK - As the debate over bike lanes in Prospect Park heats up, supporters of the extra lanes were out in full force on Sunday.

Organizers of the event, called the "We Ride the Lanes" bike run, say more than 200 people turned out on cycles and scooters. They say they were voicing their opposition to a group of people who sued the city, accusing officials of being misleading to justify what were supposed to be temporary bike lanes.

The cyclists started at the Grand Army Plaza entrance, and organizers say participants rode for 15 blocks or more from there. Some riders say that cycling would be much more dangerous if the lanes disappear.

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