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NYC regulates bike speeds in Central Park

Cyclists in Central Park

Cyclists in Central Park  (iStock)

New York City is moving to regulate bicycle speeds in Central Park in the wake of two fatal pedestrian-bike collisions this year.

The New York Times says the city has been posting signs in the park declaring a 20 mph speed limit for both vehicles and bikes. That's a drop from 25 mph.

The NYPD says there will be a period of public education and warnings before enforcement begins.

The city also is looking at redesigns that could help make crosswalks safer for park-goers.

In another high-profile case, U2 frontman Bono suffered injuries while cycling at Central Park last month.