Subway Sustainability: a Pathway to Minimizing Environmental Hazards Inflicted on New York City Residents
Although there is limited research concerning the environmental hazards in Manhattan’s subway network, undoubtably this is an important area of study for a number of reasons. The three justifications I believe demonstrate the importance of this topic are the durability of the system and the negative impact on human health and the environment. Millions of people riding the subway on a daily basis without a doubt prioritizes durability of the system. Air pollutants and excessive heat are indicators that there are underlying concerns with the functionality of the system and how durable it is. With these hazards present in the system, it is presumptive that humans in this setting are exposed to poor air quality and environmental conditions. Moreover, our ecosystem continues to bear the burden of man-made contaminants. It is imperative that this study and future ones assess the negative implications associated with the environmental hazards in the subway and potential solutions.
Darcy-McDonald, Cori-Lynne, "Subway Sustainability: a Pathway to Minimizing Environmental Hazards Inflicted on New York City Residents" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27959203.