- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The city of Savannah may ban bikes from one of the city’s parks to eliminate collisions with pedestrians.

The Savannah Morning News reports that bikes are restricted to portions of the city’s Forsyth Park, but there still is confusion (http://bit.ly/1iPRDUj ). City spokesman Bret Bell says a ban is easy to understand.

Resident David Jones says the problems increase when classes are in session at the nearby Savannah College of Art and Design. Jones says he regularly sees bikers narrowly miss children or dogs.

A representative for the Savannah Bicycle Campaign says the city should propose an alternate route for bikers if the path through Forsyth Park is cut off. Executive director John Bennett says people should be encouraged to use bikes, not discouraged by city officials.

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