Congress, Protect Us from Vehicular Attacks

As our collective hearts go out to the victims who were killed and injured on the Hudson River Greenway in New York City, the busiest bicycle path in the country, we must now act to prevent such future tragedies. Tell the U.S. Congress to pass the STOP Act without delay.

The weaponization of motor vehicles is increasingly common: In 2016 in Barcelona, London, Charlottesville and Times Square, New York City. But even before the rise of motor vehicle attacks on people in public spaces, traffic crashes have all too often taken pedestrian and cyclist lives. 

At Times Square, unobtrusive yet sturdy bollards ultimately stopped the driver and prevented that tragedy from taking even more lives. At the Hudson River Greenway, no such bollards were in place and the result was eight lives lost, dozens injured, and families from around the globe and here at home devastated forever.

The STOP Act would direct $50 million annually for 10 years to local governments to install traffic barriers, including bollards, jersey barriers and planters that are designed to keep vehicles away from bicycle paths, sidewalks and pedestrian plazas. The Act has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Espaillat, Rep. Donovan (H.R. 4051), and Sen. Gillibrand (S. 2056).

Tell your delegates in Washington D.C. to pass the STOP Act without delay.

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Your Representative and Senators in the US Congress, Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng, Nydia Velazquez, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Jerrold Nadler, Dan Donovan, Carolyn Maloney, Adriano Espaillat, Jose Serrano, Eliot Engel
Dear Member of Congress,

As our collective hearts go out to the victims who were killed and injured on the Hudson River Greenway in New York City, the busiest bicycle path in the country, we must now act to prevent such future tragedies. Rep. Espaillat, Rep. Donovan, and Sen. Gillibrand have introduced the STOP ACT to protect pedestrians and bicyclists from vehicular attacks (H.R. 4051 / S. 2056 (2017)). Please pass the STOP Act without delay.

The weaponization of motor vehicles is increasingly common: In 2016 in Barcelona, London, Charlottesville and Times Square, New York City. But even before the rise of motor vehicle attacks on people in public spaces, traffic crashes have all too often taken pedestrian and cyclist lives.

At Times Square, unobtrusive yet sturdy bollards ultimately stopped the driver and prevented that tragedy from taking even more lives. At the Hudson River Greenway, no such bollards were in place and the result was eight lives lost, dozens injured, and families from around the globe and here at home devastated forever.

The STOP Act would direct $50 million annually for 10 years to local governments to install traffic barriers, including bollards, jersey barriers and planters that are designed to keep vehicles away from bicycle paths, sidewalks and pedestrian plazas.

These funds will help prevent future tragedies and make our public space safer.

Please pass the STOP Act without delay.
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