NEW YORK - New legislation is being introduced to the City Council this week that would require protective barriers at every public bus stop.
The legislation aims to protect people from vehicles that jump the curb near those hubs.
Brooklyn Councilman Chaim Deutsch is behind the legislation.
Under the bill, the city would install a hundred bollards per year.
Currently, there are 16,000 bus stops in the city.
Deutsch says the bill was motivated by the death of 10-year-old Enzo Farachio. He was killed back on September 10 while he was waiting for a city bus to take him home.
Bollards are currently used as a safety precaution in areas that have been the target of terrorist attacks.
Deutsch says the same precautions should be taken at bus stops.
"You see them in other areas and high profile locations where bollards are installed in front of buildings. It's a no brainer to install bollards in areas where people are waiting and gathering waiting for a bus," Deutsch said.
Earlier this year, Deutsch voted against the streets master plan that would bring more protected bike lanes and pedestrian spaces to the city.
He says that different districts require different methods to increase safety.