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Many people who walk their dogs on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway are upset that cyclists are not abiding by the posted rules of the road.

It all started a week ago, when a man's dog was completely blindsided by a cyclist, who allegedly never stopped to apologize.

Scott Moffett said when a cyclist tried to speed between two groups of walkers going in opposite directions, the bike struck his dog, Lucy.

"When I looked down at my dogs, from the corner of my eye, I did see the front wheel of a bike hit her and she went tumbling and fell off this way," Moffett said.

There are signs on the greenway that clearly spell out the rules: the speed limit is 15 mph, keep to the right and signal when passing.

But walkers on the greenway say the bicycle riders have been barreling through, and even if the police have to get involved, they want it stopped.

"When you're on a bike, it's kind of like a car. You have a moral obligation not to hit pedestrians, and it's kind of the same way with a bike. You have to kind of be under control. You can't always predict what dogs or kids are going to do," Moffett said.

Police say it's not like the interstate and the 15 mph limit is tough to enforce. But they've received so many calls about this particular incident, they're using it to raise awareness.

Soon, officers on ATVs and horseback will be canvassing Shelby Bottoms to try and slow bike riders down.

And, to be fair, police say they also get their share of complaints about dog owners not having their pets on a leash.

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