Several days after dropping long concrete barriers at dangerous angles across the Hudson River Greenway, New York State DOT is finally straightening them out to run parallel with the bike path.
State DOT said it would re-orient jersey barriers to make them parallel with the path, but three days later, many barriers are still straddling the greenway at dangerous angles.
Mayor de Blasio said the placement of concrete barriers on the Hudson River Greenway in response to Tuesday's truck attack needs to change. "I think what was originally put in just in the last day or so needs some revision to make sure people can still ride their bikes," he said.
The preventive measures installed after Tuesday's fatal attack have cut the width of the Hudson River Greenway in half at some locations, pinching the movement of cyclists and pedestrians on a crowded path used by thousands of people each day.
If reports are correct, today's events would be the second time this year someone weaponized a motor vehicle to harm people in areas that are designated for New Yorkers to walk and bike separately from motorized traffic.
In New York, who knows if you'll ever get usable greenways or reliable transit. The one thing that's certain is you'll get to use edifices named after your local political barons.