Car ownership and and levels of driving have always been significantly lower in Canada than the US. This may be surprising in a country with so much geography but the reality is that Canada is a heavily urbanized country, with almost half of us living on the three largest metropolitan regions, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. All three cities have made strides to reduce car dependence, from halting expressway projects in the 70s to today's planning that emphasizes density, transit and walking/cycling. People seem to like places that don't require car ownership, especially young people, who might rather put their pennies towards owning a condo or loft in a live/work oriented neighbourhood. We are voting with our feet, and infrastructure needs to follow the lead, more than it is.