"Previous generations found freedom and flexibility through the car. But Generation Ys find their freedom and flexibility by staying connected to their friends, family and workplaces through the various information devices – like their laptops, or iphones.
"They can stay connected on a bus or a train. They can bring the office with them. They can bring their study with them. They can bring their friends with them. They can't if they're driving."
— Peter Newman, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, quoted in the West Australian
Joshua Arbury of Auckland Transport Blog ruminates further.