From the Queens Tribune:
While the FGEIS [final general environmental impact statement] states half of the Iron Triangle’s auto traffic would use the Van Wyck Expressway, the latest EA [environmental assessment] lowers the figure to one third. An estimated 2,000 cars were not reassigned to local roads in the report, according to [traffic analyst Brian] Ketcham, showing “operating conditions on local roads that are better than reported in the FGEIS despite carrying 26 percent more Willets Point trips. More trips, lower impacts: it is mysterious why EDC thinks anyone will believe this.”
Ketcham claims the EDC’s reports willfully ignore the ongoing development within Downtown Flushing, with the likes of Flushing Commons, the RKO Keith’s, Skyview Parc and other big ticket projects adding to traffic congestion.
“They just don’t complete all the calculations,” he said. “My analysis does. The frustration for someone like me is where is the planning? Where is the upfront analysis? They will build it and nobody will come because they can’t get into or out of it. Or the whole area will be gridlocked.”
It doesn't matter so long as a rich developer gets what he wants.