Absolutely. You are describing the setting in which the culture arose. And also the development that is perpetuated by the dominant culture, that keeps the dominant culture entrenched.I don’t know if it’s just a “culture” thing. Our infrastructure is built in such a way that most Americans really can’t travel anywhere at all without driving. Even in a big city/metro like Boston there are a lot of transit voids or missing connections. Central and Western MA don’t even have Boston’s lackluster options. There’s only one: cars.
It's that culture that causes people to reject solutions, such as congestion pricing on the Pike east of 128.