Tram research flawed

Updated April 24 2018 - 8:08pm, first published October 21 2015 - 10:01am

It is not surprising the ACT government's own "market research" on light rail ("Govt polls say majority on track with light-rail plan", October 19, p2) produced an incredible 61per cent of respondents saying "they would start using public transport because of the addition of light rail". This figure was apparently drawn from responses to the vague question: "Would you be more likely to use public transport if it involved a light-rail system within easy walking distance or was accessible via other means?" Which means what exactly?

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