Last week Chekpeds joined the Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition to present to the CB4’s Parks and Environment committee their findings related to Air Quality in our district.
Using the Data gathered by the NYC Department of Health, we highlighted that CB4 has the third worst air quality in the city. The city itself in not in compliance with Federal guidelines. In all categories where we are worse, we are in fact way worse and the situation has not improved over the last 5 years, while many other neighborhoods have made significant progress. With the large population affected ( over 562,000 persons daily and 47 schools within a half mile), one wonders how the new terminal will improve this situation with its 40% more buses. – See the excellent article from Chelsea Now – Or view the full presentation.