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One much discussed issue in the comments following bicyclist Eric Ng's death last week is how to prevent motor vehicles from getting on the Hudson River Park bike path. The New York State Transportation Department is responsible for the path and the Times is reporting this morning that state transportation officials are considering installing bollards to keep cars away. The concrete and steel bollards are likely to replace the plastic pylons at major intersections and other locations where cars might enter the pathway.

In addition to the state Transportation Department, the Hudson River Park Trust, which operates the park and maintains the bike bath, has been talking with bicycling advocacy groups, as well as state and city agencies to address the safety problem.

The memorial ride for Eric Ng is currently underway and a memorial service is taking place at 2:30 at S. Mark's Church.

Photograph of the Hudson River Greenway by seth_holladay on Flickr