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Parks and Rec. Department warns bikes to slow down

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Parks and Recreation Department has a message for bikers on Centennial Trail: slow down!

They say there have been a few close calls between bikers and pedestrians, where speeding bikers almost hit people on the trail. The department wants to remind bicyclists the trail is not designed for high speed biking, and the speed limit is 15 m.p.h.  If you are caught going faster than that, you could get a $136.00 ticket.

Ben McEnderfer rides his bike down this trail three times a week.

I've lived here around 20 years, " he said. "It's nice to see there's a community here now."

Because of all the growth around here...he says the trail sees a lot of traffic. He says he's extra careful because of that, and looks around the trail to make sure he's not coming too close to pedestrians. He says it's especially important to slow down near Kendall Yards, where there are quite a few people milling around between restaurants and businesses. 

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