Advocates: Make “Low-Tech” Car Attacks Less Deadly by Putting Barriers on Bicycle & Pedestrian Paths
<a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/2/advocates_make_low_tech_car_attacks"><img alt="_s2_nyc-attack" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/72/39272/w320/_S2_NYC-attack.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>In the deadliest terror attack on New York City since September 11, 2001, Sayfullo Saipov is accused of carrying out a relatively low-tech plan to kill people when he drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bicycle path, striking pedestrians and bicyclists, then crashing into a school bus. “With low-tech attacks, people throw up their hands and think, 'What can we do if someone is using knives or driving a car into a crowd?' The reality is, we can do a lot to make ourselves harder targets,” says Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. He outlines calls by transportation advocates to install barriers that keep cars from being able to drive onto bike and pedestrian paths.
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