The Queens College Office of Community Studies, which is spearheading a study on potential development along the Rockaway Beach LIRR line, will be handing out questionnaires to residents on or near the right of way this week.
Surveys in both English and Spanish will be hand-delivered to 5,000 residents and 1,000 businesses from Rego Park to Ozone Park, as well as in Howard Beach and the Rockaways.
Respondents have the choice of submitting completed questionnaires using self-addressed, postage-paid envelopes or going online to a web address printed on their questionnaire. The deadline to submit the survey is July 18.
To ensure a truly random, but controlled, sampling of community members, only those who receive a printed, numbered questionnaire are eligible to complete it. Duplicate submissions will be invalidated.
The Queens College study is separate from the ongoing QueensWay plans. Though the study is supported by advocates hoping to redevelop the line for transit, it is not pushing any option.