Cyclists hold cash-mob event to show need for more bike lanes

Cyclists make good customers, too.

That’s the message that the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition hopes to send to intown businesses.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Atlanta cyclists will converge on businesses between 6th and 10th streets as part of the coalition’s “cash-mob-style” event, “Business & Bikes,” designed to draw attention to proposals for protected bike lanes on Peachtree Street.

“We want to show local businesses that good bike lanes mean more customers,” says Rebecca Serna, executive director of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition said in a statement. “When people don’t have to search for parking to patronize your business, or aren’t speeding by in car, not even noticing your store or restaurant, then you have more Atlantans aware about your offerings who find it easier to stop and shop.”

In addition to ABC, numerous other local Atlanta bike groups will be participating in the “cash mob,” including the Mobile Social, Two Wheel Tuesday, Atlanta Cycling Festival and MOBB.

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The group meets at 5:30 p.m. at Piedmont Park Charles Allen Gate entrance, according to its Facebook page.

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