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ATLANTA — Cyclists gathered in Midtown Monday to push for safety changes at the intersection where a teen was killed.

Fourteen-year-old Alex Hyneman was hit while riding her bike in the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive. In police reports, witnesses say the driver that hit the Grady High School student had the green light when he struck Hyneman. Police said Monday that the driver will not face charges related to her death.

The gathering Monday morning was organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Executive Director Rebecca Serna is demanding immediate action to improve safety at that intersection: "Grady High School, Piedmont Park, a protected bike lane and the Atlanta BeltLine all meet at 10th and Monroe. It's one of the city's busiest intersections for people on foot and bike, and everyone who uses it deserves to be safe."

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