You shouldn’t waste time on traffics. Install an electric bike kit on your bicycle and save yourself a lot of time, fuel, and energy. During rush hours don’t use your car for short-distance trips. Instead, make use of your e-bike. You will go through any available space in a traffic jam. You don’t have to worry about the need for parking space.
The Hovranger are pretty much efficient, and the max speed of 28mph is something worth mentioning. The riding comfort is pretty solid, and thanks to the suspension and as the hydraulic braking system, you get the perfect riding experience, be it on the streets or the rocky mountain trails.