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It's great news that Queens CB #5 supports reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Line and the Queens Public Transit Committee thanks them. The community boards' contentions are correct regarding Woodhaven Blvd. being overwhelmed with traffic and that the best way to aleive the traffic is to reactivate this valuable rail line for LIRR or subway service. If the RBL is reactivated it wouldn't be that costly since most of the LIRR berm is still in tack. Engineers would have to determine whether any of the structural bridges would need to be replaced but I doubt it since years ago these structures were built to last a long time with heavy duty reinforced concrete. These structures may just need to be repainted and and refurbished with concrete along chiped or rotted away parts where the iron mesh is showing out of the concrete. The costs to reactivate this line would be ridiculously low compared to tearing it down to build a super expensive high line park when numerous parks already exist in Queens. Parks in the backyards of homes would bring crime thus reducing property values while the rail line in the backyards would provide privacy, security and increase property values for all of these homeowners. It would also increasse property values for many of the homes throughout Woodhaven, Richmond Hill and Ozone Park and other adjacent communities such as Ridgewood, Glendale, Howard Beach, and the southern end of Forest Hills as is now seen in areas like Kew Gardens and Forest Hills which already has two bustling LIRR stations. It's time South Queens gets a piece of the pie and that instead CB # 9 supporting a Queensway Plan which would waste millions of dollars to build another lousy park they could instead support the rail line that would help hundreds of thousands of people from all of Queens not just build a park that would only help a few hundred bicyclists. If CB #9 wants to help the bicyclists they should ask the NYC Parks Department to build more bicycle paths throughout Forest Park, Highland Park and Flushing Meadow Park and NYCDOT to build more pernmanant bicycle paths throughout more local streets within South Queens. 10 months ago
At 44th Drive/11th Street the new proposed route could be extended to Queensboro Plaza by making a right turn at 44th Drive and heading two blocks to 23rd Street than making a left turn and than take Q39 routing to Queensboro Plaza where the bus could terminate. Returning back the proposed route could take Q39 routing to 23rd Street/44th Drive than make a left turn at 44th Drive and take 44th Drive to 21th Street and make a right turn at 21st Street than travel to Jackson Avenue for about two blocks than head back over the Pulaski Bridge. I hope this helps.