- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Residents are pushing for faster progress on putting a bike lane on a busy bridge in Charleston.

A group called Lowcountry Moves is holding a rally Monday evening on the steps of Charleston City Hall.

The group wants quicker progress on converting a traffic lane on the busy U.S. 17 bridge across the Ashley River to a pedestrian and bicycle lane. The bike lane was approved more than two years ago but still hasn’t been built. The group says delays have pushed back completion another nine months.

The group says more accommodations are needed for bikes and pedestrians in a city where every year an average of more than 200 bike riders or pedestrians are injured in accidents.

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