CBC | Waiting for the economic impact as more Canadians consider going car-free

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Published: 14May2019

Volkswagen, the company that alternates with Toyota for the title of world's biggest carmaker, shook up the global industry last week when it announced it would begin accepting orders for its new electric car, the ID.3. But just as skeptics have repeatedly underestimated the ability of the car business to adapt to climate change, there is early evidence of a potentially bigger transformation underway: the move to abandon car ownership altogether.

Current research by urban planning specialist Ahmed El-Geneidy at Montreal's McGill University seems to confirm Yates' analysis, with studies that show that urban 30-year-olds today take public transit far more often than people in the same age group 20 years ago.

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