People prefer to travel by car
Re: railway comments by Jack Peake.
Jack Peake is living in a dream world. He has to put his dream to rest.
Why? The South Island Transportation Strategy did a report of how people prefer to travel in the Capital Regional District.
• 56 per cent were cars with one driver.
• 15.5 per cent were cars with one driver and passengers.
• 7.5 per cent were transit passengers.
• Five per cent were bicycle passengers.
• 14.2 per cent were walkers.
• 1.8 per cent other means of travel.
Also noted was trucking also became a more viable alternative for the island pulp and paper industry over using the railway.