NYC Lawmakers To Discuss De-icing Pedestrian Bridges

NEW YORK (Hamodia staff) -

A City Council committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill requiring a plan for the removal of snow and ice from pedestrian bridges.

The legislation, proposed by Councilman David Greenfield, will require the Office of Emergency Management to include the sidewalks in their annual report detailing snow management.

If approved by the Sanitation committee, the bill heads for the legislature for a vote, where, according to Greenfield, it has the support of 19 members.

“Pedestrian bridges and overpasses have not received the attention they require, leading to dangerous conditions,” Greenfield said. “This bill will result in a safer commute for residents throughout the city.”