I try not to drive more than once a week. Anytime I am stuck in traffic I get so clautrophobic. It never used to happen before I became massified, but now it's really bad -- but on the other hand, I'm happy to be aware of my senses and not have them dulled by tolerance of sitting still -- only to justify the laziness and self-indulgent choice to rely on a car.
Chicago Critical Mass bike rides start from Daley Plaza, Dearborn & Washington at 5:30 pm on the last Friday of each month, regardless of season or weather. They are free and fun. All you have to do is show up with your bike. Learn more About CCM