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During the July 1st CB1 meeting, pedestrian congestion caused by the increase in tourists was brought up. The discussion then turned to speeding bikes that have to share the esplanade with walkers thanks to the never-ending Brookfield Place renovations.
The worst juggernaut in the BPC detour is at the top of the hill when the path leads toward the police memorial, at the corner of Liberty and South End. There is a security clamshell still in place as a relic from September 11th, 2001.
BatteryPark.TV has previously discussed the necessity of this clamshell with Brookfield security and federal agents. All agreed that it is no longer necessary. People tend to not even notice it, since it has been around for so long.
BP.TV suggested removing the clamshell during the CB1 meeting. A spokesperson for the BPCA was in attendance and seemed to agree that the clamshell was no longer necessary. The BPCA will speak to Brookfield about removing it.