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Santa Monica & Cancer Research Company Fight Over Bike Lane

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A clean-tech company that wants to consolidate its headquarters on Santa Monica's eastside may end up ditching the city after all. Why? Because some factions of city leadership want the company to install a bicycle lane through the property -- it's city land that cancer research company Agensys would lease for 50 years, a city street runs through it -- as part of its condition of the development. But Agensys says they can't fit it in without compromising safety.

As the Santa Monica Daily Press explains, the lane "would be a vital link in a hoped-for cross-city bike route that would connect the future Bergamot Station light rail stop to Santa Monica High School, the Civic Center and the beach via Michigan Avenue," according to proponents.

So far, it's anyone's guess how it will all go down. The deadline to approve the project is tight or it apparently goes away.