After recent vehicle attacks in NYC, the city has decided to install over 1,500 security barriers for sidewalks with high volumes of foot traffic.
On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the project will be part of a $50 million security infrastructure investment. The barriers will be metal cylindrical posts, called bollards.
The bollards will be placed in public spaces such as Times Square. While the permanent installation of these barriers won’t be done until March, temporary blocks will replace the current fencing until then.
In his announcement, the mayor said, “these are some of the busiest streets in the world. People have to get around, but they also have to be safe.”
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