New York's Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation in the Senate that could help prevent tragedies like Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City.
Gillibrand’s Stopping Threats on Pedestrians (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. The 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. Gillibrand says “we have to remain vigilant and learn the lessons from this attack to strengthen our infrastructure for the future,”