Many studies have proven that bicycles are faster than cars in the modern grid-locked cities.
It’s even much faster when combined with good public transport. In New York, transportation by bike+public transport is faster than transportation by car for over 90% of trips under 5 kilometers in distance.
And in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, bike usage is going up again. It has doubled in a year.
CAP Guide: Bicycle Is Best. Available here: https://consumer.org.my/product/bicycle-is-best/