NYC will invest $50 million to install 1,500 security bollards to create safer sidewalks and pedestrian plazas at key locations.
The NYPD and Department of Transportation are surveying sites to determine where the bollards work best.
Currently, there are only 50 spots throughout the five boroughs where permanent public bollards have been installed, said the New York Daily News.
The rollout will begin in March. All of the barriers are expected to be installed over the next five years.