Bike lane would infringe upon religious freedom, argues US church

The United House of Prayer in Washington DC says a proposed bike lane would take away parking spaces and make it hard for people to come to church services

United House of Prayer (Google Maps)

A church in Washington DC is arguing that a proposed bike lane outide its premisis would infringe upon the rights of religious freedom, in an attempt to block it being built.

The United House of Prayer, on M Street, to the north-west of Downtown, says that the proposed segregated bike lane along nearby Fifth Street would be “unsupportable, unrealistic and particularly problematic for traffic and parking”, according to a letter to the District Department of Transport (DDOT) obtained by WashCycle blog.

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