In case you thought it was just one or two nuts in Portland that want to force you to walk, bike or take the bus with that really pleasant smelling guy in the back here is a collection of government pages with the phrase "out of their cars" in it:
The Tigard project is part of a broader strategy to get people out of their cars and to promote a healthier, more sustainable community.
...demonstrate that there is a viable alternative to the car culture and that the downtown could be greatly enlivened by getting people out of their cars.
Senate Committee on Transportation
Discusses alternative ways to get commuters out of their cars.
GREEN HOUSE GAS REPORTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
INDIRECT MOBILE EMISSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE (DEQ)
Alternatives are not really working, hard to get people out of their cars. (really?)
If these people got out of their cars and into transit, that much room would be freed up for freight. (Resisting the urge to say "what do you mean by 'these people'")
2008 Northwest Transportation Conference
Getting People Out of their Cars, Travel-Smart and Other Mode Shift Strategies
The list goes on and on. We are simply "these people" to our benefactors in government and they want to control our lives.