New safety barriers coming to NYC sidewalks

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"That was necessary to immediately secure those areas in light of these new trends we've seen", Mr.de Blasio said. Bollards, city officials said, would allow pedestrians to move more freely than the concrete barriers, which take up more room and are more cumbersome to navigate in a crowd.

"In 2017, New Yorkers witnessed the awful capacity of people willing to do us harm, whether it was in our subways, on our bike paths, or in Times Square", said Mayor de Blasio. "People have to be able to get around, but they have to be safe at the same time", the mayor said.

In 2017, we saw a lot more vehicles being used for terror attacks not only around the world, but also in New York City.

New York City's mayor says new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around the city in an effort to block vehicles after deadly attacks previous year on crowds. Those barriers will block cars from hitting pedestrians and preventing attacks similar to the Halloween terror attack in TriBeCa.




Bollards are not new to Times Square.

The city will spend an additional $50 million on installing the new bollards in busy, high-profile areas and other efforts to protect public spaces, the mayor said.

In May, a motorist who was allegedly under the influence of drugs plowed his vehicle into a crowded Times Square sidewalk, killing an 18-year-old woman. The law means the city will place more bollards in strategic locations.

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