By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bicyclists held a rally along MLK Drive on Friday, hoping to keep it car-free. They met this afternoon at the Schuylkill Banks Pergola.

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The city closed MLK Drive to cars back in March 2020. It gave residents more outdoor space during the pandemic.

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However, the city will reopen MLK Drive to vehicles in August.

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The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is asking the city to ban traffic permanently.