On the site of the recent attack install concrete stops

On the site of the recent attack install concrete stops

City power installed dozens of concrete stops along the bike paths in Manhattan, where a few days ago a car crashed into a crowd of pedestrians.

Officials say the limiters will appear on 57 sites of this road which runs through the Western part of Manhattan near the Hudson river, starting from 59th Street to World Trade Center. Installation of protective barriers began today, Thursday, two days after the attack. Massive concrete blocks placed diagonally in order not to obstruct the movement of bicyclists or pedestrians, but to completely eliminate the possibility of travel of the vehicle.

NOW: #NYC installing jersey barriers on portions of the bike path along the West Side Highway after truck attack #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/Y7412OT5ZM

— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) November 2, 2017

Before did not protect people using the bike path from accidents involving cars. Now, according to officials, the situation has changed. Residents are concerned that the number of stops in the city a little unforgivablethat can lead to new victims in the event of a repetition of the sad scenario.

City Council members say they will demand that the mayor set the hundreds or even thousands of constraints of various types on the busiest pedestrian and Bicycle lanes. Such security measures will cost, because one stop can cost several thousand dollars. However, officials do not stop it, because the lives of citizens are worth far more. Mayor de Blasio has already announced that it would begin to address the issue.

If barriers stood on the West Side Highway, it would be possible to avoid such casualties. We will remind that on October 31, in the attack, 8 people died and another 12 were injured.