Libs stuck in the public transport slow lane

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:08am, first published December 16 2015 - 9:21am

For a party determined to make next year's territory election a referendum on light rail, the Canberra Liberals have moved at a snail's pace in formulating their own public transport policy. The opposition's transport spokesman, Alistair Coe, released a document this week, though it was more an options paper than an alternative vision. In his preamble, Mr Coe said he encouraged Canberrans to review the options – which include implementation of new bus priority measures to new lanes in the median strip suitable for bicycles, buses and emergency vehicles and cycle lanes – so as to provide "feedback about the best way to plan for our transport future".