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Gillibrand introduces pedestrian safety bill to provide federal funding for installation of bollards and traffic barriers

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senate Companion to Bipartisan House Bill Would Help Cities Install Traffic Barriers That Would Prevent Acts of Terror on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Pathways Like the West Side Highway Bike Path

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she has introduced the Stopping Threats on Pedestrians (STOP) Act in the U.S. Senate.

The STOP Act would create a new grant program at the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the installation of traffic barriers, including bollards, jersey barriers, and planters, that are designed to keep vehicles away from bicycle paths, sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, and walkways.

This bill will provide local governments with more funding to be better prepared to prevent acts of terror on pedestrians and bicyclists like the New York City attack and others around the world. This bill is a companion to the bipartisan House bill, H.R. 4051, which was introduced earlier this month by (more…)

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