Montgomery County Executive reevaluates pedestrian safety after NYC terrorist attack


Just weeks after a man drove down pedestrians and cyclists in New York, killing eight, Montgomery County Council Executive Ike Leggett is reevaluating people’s safety.

He’s currently working with police and homeland security personnel to identify highly-populated pedestrian areas in the county, like the Capital Crescent Trail.

Leggett said the goal is to implement barriers to slow any vehicle that might drive onto frequently traveled paths.

Things as simple as large rocks and safety poles are being considered.

“In New York, the driver was able to go nearly a mile before there was any kind of barrier or break between himself and the pedestrians,” Leggett said.

He said the project should move rapidly as it won’t inquire high costs.

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