City Begins Installing Barriers On West Side Bike Path After Terror Attack


City officials announced Thursday that new bollards are being installed along the West Side bike path to prevent cars from entering – two days after a vehicular terror attack on the path left eight people dead.

The Mayor’s office announced that the West Side path will get blockers to prevent cars and allow cyclists and pedestrians at 57 intersections from 59th Street south to the Battery.

Thirty-one of them are vehicle access intersections and 26 are pedestrian access intersections, officials said.

The State Department of Transportation will handle the vehicle intersections with six barriers at each, while the city will treat the pedestrian intersections – which face the Hudson River – with two concrete cubes at each.

The installations began on Thursday.

“I think the right thing to do when something like this happens is have a quick response to make sure people feel safe,” said Scott Lawin of Hudson River Park Friends.

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