There is no nice way to say this. The report is another example of flagrantly biased and inaccurate public relations hooey from the Region.
The report says, "In evaluating the rapid transit implementation options and considering the recent public input, staff have identified that: Rapid transit is preferred over business-as-usual." "10 per cent [of respondents] prefer business-as-usual."
This is based on public comment sheets that asked residents to choose one of 11 options, where the only non-rapid transit option was described as "not considered feasible."
I used to work as a market research analyst and I have heard a lot of wild stories about biased surveys, but this one takes the cake.
You do a survey in which you instruct people not to choose one of the options, and then you claim the survey proves that they don't want that option.