I’ve heard a lot of reasons that people didn’t want bike lanes on roads in their area, including that they’re not attractive, but now one Washington, D.C. church is saying they don’t want a bike lane near their church because it could infringe up
“its constitutionally protected rights of religious freedom and equal protection of the laws.”
Huh? According to the Washington Post, a letter from an attorney for The United House of Prayer says the proposalo to add bike lanes is
“unsupportable, unrealistic and particularly problematic for traffic and parking.”
The church claims that, with over 800 members and the Convention Center in the area, there are already congestion and parking issues and the parking removed to put in the lane would place an unconstitutionally undue burden on people who want to pray.
They claim other churches have moved from the suburbs due to parking restrictions.