Barriers part of bicycle, walking trails in Marietta

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MARIETTA, Oh.-(WTAP) After the October 31 terrorist attack in New York City, there have been calls for more barriers at bicycle and walking paths.

Barriers protecting runners, walkers and cyclists have long been in place in the city of Marietta.

Safety-Service Director Jonathan Hupp says they're at the Ohio River levee downtown, and at south 6th and Wayne streets.

They're designed to protect people using the paths from motor vehicles, but they originally were made specifically made more for safety than for security.

Police in New York installed concrete barriers shortly after Tuesday's attack that killed eight people and injured 12.