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Cops Cracking Down On Speeding Bikers In Prospect Park

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A cyclist makes his way through Central Park - New York, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cyclist (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you ride your bike too fast in Prospect Park, look out — you may get pulled over for speeding.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

Cops say they’re cracking down and ticketing bikers who exceed the park’s 25 mile per hour speed limit. The move comes after a few pedestrians were reportedly run over by bicyclists who were going too fast.

But despite some reports of collisions between bikes and pedestrians, many say the speed limit is unfair.

“That kind of stuff happens, I’m sure they don’t do it on purpose,” said one parkgoer. “There is a bike lane and there is a people lane.”

Others say as long as bikers stay in their lane, it shouldn’t matter how fast they’re going.

To see a full list of park rules, visit www.prospectpark.org.

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