Despite a string of seemingly endless attacks across the continent, the most latest killing 12 in Barcelona, Spain, Europe, as a whole, has been slow to mitigate the risk. A reluctance to change a city’s unique feel is cited for the wariness.
Others have been more proactive, including the city of Niece, which has invested heavily in bollards and changed traffic patterns.
Most simply don’t have the budgets to secure every area, even if they wanted to. These cities also note that increased spending doesn’t always translate into better safety. Increased spending in London, for example, failed to thwart the attack on the Westminster Bridge.