To gauge public attitudes toward mopeds and moped rentals on Martha’s Vineyard, the Vineyard Gazette’s Community Surveys project is launching an online survey on the topic.

Full-time and seasonal residents are encouraged to fill out the short questionnaire. Respondents are free to pass the survey link on to others, but there is a mechanism in place to prevent more than one response from the same computer.

The community surveys project is an effort to stimulate debate around topics of community interest; results are not statistically accurate. Last fall, more than 1,300 people responded to a Gazette community survey on ticks and tick-borne illness.

Individual responses to the survey will be kept anonymous. Overall results and a sampling of comments will be published in a future issue of the Gazette and on