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Community complains about WTC site security plan
Security plan for World Trade Center site elicits complaints from surrounding community
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' An extensive police plan to safeguard the World Trade Center site against bombs carried in vehicles is being criticized by nearby residents.

People who live in the New York City neighborhood surrounding the site say they fear new checkpoints and barriers could stifle their growing community and complicate traffic.

Lower Manhattan resident Kathleen Moore said at a Wednesday hearing she's worried ambulances won't be able to access her building.

Neighborhood community board chairwoman Julie Menin says the board wants to ensure the plan takes into consideration residents' needs.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the police department wants to hear from residents.

It could take until 2019 to fully implement the plan.

The World Trade Center is being rebuilt after the destruction of the twin towers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

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