Walking is better than driving, any day of the week.
Cycling is better than driving, any day of the year.
But cruising around, hands off the handlebars through an empty subdivision is best of all.
10 minutes from where I live there’s a block that’s sprouted 15 apartment complexes. The roads are smooth and wide and perfect for a midnight cycle, except for the traffic lights. There’s so little traffic on these big new roads that the lights don’t change often.
Cycling through this neighbourhood always makes me think of this song by The Avalanches: