Steel bollards are becoming more common in large cities in a bid to improve pedestrian security

The numerous terrorist attacks involving moving vehicles that have occurred over the past few years have led to a significant increase in the number of security measures designed to keep pedestrians safe that have been deployed in large cities across the world, a news report can reveal.

The barriers are meant to act as a deterrent to vehicular attacks and it is indeed hoped that they will represent an effective way to prevent deaths and injuries.

Since 2016, there have been at least 11 such vehicle attacks, including in cities like New York, Nice, Berlin, Stockholm and London, and in most cases some sort of vehicular barrier have gone up in the aftermath.

After 12 people were killed and at least 48 injured at a Christmas market attack in Berlin in 2016, authorities installed concrete and metal bollards in many Germany cities. Similarly, on Bastille Day 2016 when a truck attack on a beachfront promenade in Nice killed 86 people and in England after a vehicle rammed pedestrians on London Bridge June 4, 2017, vehicle barriers were seen as the solution.

After two vehicle attacks in 2017, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the installation of thousands of bollards around the city to protect pedestrians.

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