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1999 Manhattan East Side Alternatives Major Investment Study/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (MIS/DEIS)

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Foreword (20 kb)
Executive Summary (108 kb)
1. Project Purpose and Need (73 kb)
2. Project Alternatives (151 kb)
3. Land Use, Zoning, and Public Policy (129 kb)
4. Social Conditions (112 kb)
5. Economic Conditions (133 kb)
6. Visual and Aesthetic Considerations (43 kb)
7. Historic Resources (81 kb)
8. Archaeological Resources (87 kb)
9. Transportation
a. Introduction (10 kb)
b. Travel Patterns in the Study Area (9 kb)
c. Ridership Modeling and Overall Travel Projections (24 kb)
d. Rail Transit (385 kb)
e. Surface Transit (115 kb)
f. Vehicular Traffic (146 kb)
g. Parking (43 kb)
h. Pedestrian Traffic (32 kb)
10. Air Quality (72 kb)
11. Noise and Vibration (119 kb)
12. Energy (27 kb)
13. Utilities and Subsurface Structures (23 kb)
14. Hazardous Materials (66 kb)
15. Construction and Construction Impacts (233 kb)
16. Equity and Environmental Justice (40 kb)
17. Coastal Issues (37 kb)
18. Mitigation Issues (55 kb)
19. Cost and Financial Analysis (44 kb)
20. Comparative Benefits and Costs (211 kb)
21. Relationship Between Local Short-Term Uses of the Environment and the Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-Term Productiity (21 kb)
22. Irreversable and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources (17 kb)
23. Public Participation (48 kb)
24. Selected Sources (31 kb)
25. List of Preparers (19 kb)
26. List of Agencies and Organizations to Which Copies of this Document Are Sent (26 kb)
Glossary (46 kb)

Supporting Items
Fig 2-1 Evaluation Process (135 kb)
Fig 2-2 No Build Alternative Route Map (135 kb)
Fig 2-3 New York Bus Lanes (135 kb)
Fig 2-4 Bus Map (283 kb)
Fig 2-5 Route Map with Build Alternative 1 (391 kb)
Fig 2-6 Build Alternative 1 Alignment (197 kb)
Fig 2-7 Typical Subway Station (218 kb)
Fig 2-9 Build Alternative 1 Profile (197 kb)
Fig 2-10 Construction Methods (441 kb)
Fig 2-11 Route Map with build Alternative 2 (499 kb)
Fig 2-12 LRT Alignment (961 kb)
Fig 2-13 LRT Stations and Vehicles (264 kb)
Fig 3-1 Study Area (195 kb)
Fig 3-2 General Land Use-Lower Manhattan Zone (729 kb)
Fig 3-3 Zoning-Lower Manhattan Zone (323 kb)
Fig 3-4 General Land Use-Lower East Side Zone (755 kb)
Fig 3-5 Zoning-Lower East Side Zone (268 kb)
Fig 3-6 General Land Use-East Midtown Zone (688 kb)
Fig 3-7 Zoning-East Midtown Zone (332 kb)
Fig 3-8 General Land Use-Upper East Side Zone (557 kb)
Fig 3-9 Zoning-Upper East Side Zone (230 kb)
Fig 3-10 General Land Use-East Harlem Zone (553 kb)
Fig 3-11 Zoning-East Harlem Zone (218 kb)
Fig 4-1 Community Facilities-Lower Manhattan Zone (127 kb)
Fig 4-2 Community Facilities-Lower East Side Zone (159 kb)
Fig 4-3 Community Facilities-East Midtown Zone (136 kb)
Fig 4-4 Community Facilities-Upper East Side Zone (109 kb)
Fig 4-5 Community Facilities-East Harlem Zone (132 kb)
Fig 5-1 Principal Manhattan Employment Trends: 1960-1997 (12 kb)
Fig 7-1 Areas of Potential Effect-Light Rail Alternative: Historic Resources (Lower Manhattan Zone) (107 kb)
Fig 7-2 Areas of Potential Effect-Light Rail Alternative: Historic Resources (Lower East Side Zone and Portion of East Midtown Zone) (177 kb)
Fig 7-3 Areas of Potential Effect-Subway Alternative: Historic Resources (Upper East Side Zone) (150 kb)
Fig 7-4 Areas of Potential Effect-Subway Alternative: Historic Resources (East Harlem Zone) (158 kb)
Fig 7-5 Known Historic Resources - Lower Manhattan Zone (171 kb)
Fig 7-6 Known Historic Resources - Lower East Side Zone and Portion of East Midtown Zone (173 kb)
Fig 7-7 Known Historic Resources - East Harlem Zone (159 kb)
Fig 7-8 Potential Historic Resources - Lower Manhattan Zone (107 kb)
Fig 7-9 Potential Historic Resources - Lower East Side Zone and Portion of East Midtown Zone (195 kb)
Fig 7-10 Potential Historic Resources - Upper East Side Zone (165 kb)
Fig 7-11 Potential Historic Resources - East Harlem Zone (158 kb)
Fig 7-12 Manhattan Bridge Arch and Colonnade, 1912 (112 kb)
Fig 7-13 14th Street and Broadway, ca. 1900 (85 kb)
Fig 7-14 Union Square, ca. 1905 (326 kb)
Fig 8-1 Areas of Potential Effect-Subway Alternative: Archaeological Resources (Upper East Side Zone) (158 kb)
Fig 8-2 Areas of Potential Effect-Subway Alternative: Archaeological Resources (East Harlem Zone) (158 kb)
Fig 8-3 Areas of Potential Effect-Light Rail Alternative: Archaeological Resources (Lower Manhattan Zone) (177 kb)
Fig 8-4 Areas of Potential Effect-Light Rail Alternative: Archaeological Resources (Lower East Side Zone and Portion of East midtown Zone) (178 kb)
Fig 9C-1 MESA Project Modeling Process (188 kb)
Fig 9D-1 Subway Lines in the Study Area: Lower Manhattan Zone (85 kb)
Fig 9D-2 Subway Lines in the Study Area: Lower East Side Zone (962 kb)
Fig 9D-3 Subway Lines in the Study Area: East Midtown Zone (508 kb)
Fig 9D-4 Subway Lines in the Study Area: Upper East Side Zone (325 kb)
Fig 9D-5 Subway Lines in the Study Area: East Harlem Zone (504 kb)
Fig 9D-6 Historical Subway Ridership by Area: Average Weekday Registrations 1989 to 1995 (142 kb)
Fig 9D-7 Average Weekday Registrations: Station Entry Volumes by Region: 1960 to 1995 (Lexington Ave 4,5,6 routes) (109 kb)
Fig 9D-8 Lexington Ave Line Temporal Distribution (106 kb)
Fig 9D-9 Lexington Ave Line Peak Hour Entry/Exit Volumes (121 kb)
Fig 9D-6 Historical Subway Ridership by Area: Average Weekday Registrations 1989 to 1995 (142 kb)
Fig 9E-1 Bus Routes in the Study Area: Lower Manhattan Zone (362 kb)
Fig 9E-3 Bus Routes in the Study Area: East Midtown Zone (504 kb)
Fig 9E-4 Bus Routes in the Study Area: Upper East Side Zone (362 kb)
Fig 9E-5 Bus Routes in the Study Area: East Harlem Zone (362 kb)
Fig 9E-6 Priority Bus Lanes (730 kb)
Fig 9E-7 Historic Local Bus Vehicle Volume Entering the Hub on a Fall Day (95 kb)
Fig 9E-8 Historic Express Bus Vehicle Volume Entering the Hub on a Fall Day (87 kb)
Fig 9E-9 Average Total Ridership: North-South Bus Routes at Peak Load Points (65 kb)
Fig 9E-10 Lower East Side Bus Route Extensions and New Routes (897 kb)
Fig 9E-11 New York Bus Lanes Concept Plan (TSM Alternative) (326 kb)
Fig 9F-1 Total Vehicular Volume: Manhattan crosing in the Study Area (33 kb)
Fig 9F-2 Traffic Volumes Entering and Leaving the Hub: AM Peak Hour (8-9 AM) (279 kb)
Fig 9F-3 Traffic Volumes Entering and Leaving the Hub: PM Peak Hour (5-6 PM) (281 kb)
Fig 9F-4 Traffic Volumes Entering and Leaving the Hub: 24 Hour Traffic Volumes (284 kb)
Fig 9F-5 Traffic Volumes at the 60th Street Screenline (93 kb)
Fig 9F-6 Traffic Volumes at the 28th Street Screenline (86 kb)
Fig 9F-7 Hourly Volumes at the 60th Street Screenline (94 kb)
Fig 9F-8 Taxi Volumes at the 54th Street Screenline (92 kb)
Fig 9F-9 Areas of Severe Vehicular Congestion (400 kb)
Fig 9F-10 Traffic Levels of Service: TSM Alternative (Lower Manhattan Zone) (807 kb)
Fig 9F-11 Traffic Levels of Service: TSM Alternative (Lower East Side Zone) (881 kb)
Fig 9F-12 Traffic Levels of Service: TSM Alternative (East Midtown Zone) (402 kb)
Fig 9F-13 Traffic Levels of Service: TSM Alternative (Upper East Side Zone) (316 kb)
Fig 9F-14 Traffic Levels of Service: TSM Alternative (East Harlem Zone) (501 kb)
Fig 9F-15 Traffic Levels of Service: Build Alternative 2 (Lower Manhattan Zone) (808 kb)
Fig 9F-16 Traffic Levels of Service: Build Alternative 2 (Lower East Side Zone) (882 kb)
Fig 9F-17 Traffic Levels of Service: Build Alternative 2 (East Midtown Zone) (401 kb)
Fig 9F-18 Traffic Levels of Service: Build Alternative 2 (Upper East Side Zone) (317 kb)
Fig 9F-19 Traffic Levels of Service: Build Alternative 2 (East Harlem Zone) (502 kb)
Fig 10-1 Air Quality Receptors: Lower Manhattan Zone (109 kb)
Fig 10-2 Air Quality Receptors: Lower East Side Zone (110 kb)
Fig 10-3 Air Quality Receptors: East Midtown Zone (93 kb)
Fig 10-4 Air Quality Receptors: Upper East Side Zone (66 kb)
Fig 11-1 FTA's Noise Impact Criteria for Transit Projects (66 kb)
Fig 11-2 Noise Receptors: Lower Manhattan Zone (108 kb)
Fig 11-3 Noise Receptors: Lower East Side Zone (106 kb)
Fig 11-4 Noise Receptors: East Midtown Zone (90 kb)
Fig 11-5 Noise Receptors: Upper East Side Zone (67 kb)
Fig 11-6 Noise Receptors: East Harlem Zone (92 kb)
Fig 15-1 Construction Methods (462 kb)
Fig 15-2 Potential Shaft Site at 63rd Street (358 kb)
Fig 15-3 Potential Shaft Site at 65th Street (342 kb)
Fig 15-4 Potential Shaft Site at 97th Street (329 kb)
Fig 15-5 Construction of North Subway under Second Avenue: Typical Cross Section (210 kb)
Fig 15-6 Typical Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (80 kb)
Fig 17-1 Coastal Zone and 100-Year Flood Plain (288 kb)

 

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