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PEORIA, Ill. — Authorities in Peoria are lowering the speed limit in the city’s Washington Park, and they say the new ordinance will apply to bicyclists, as well as motorists.

PEORIA, Ill.  — Authorities in Peoria are lowering the speed limit in the city’s Washington Park, and they say the new ordinance will apply to bicyclists, as well as motorists. The speed limit in the park is scheduled to drop from 20 to 15 mph by the end of the month, and Captain Jonathan Davis of the Part District Police says the average speed of a bicycle through the park is currently anywhere from 18 to 21 mph. Davis says speeding cyclists could be issued warnings or citations, depending on the seriousness of the offense. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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