Jet Blue offered an LA-to-Burbank flight during "Carmageddon" this past weekend. Tom Vanderbilt (of Traffic fame) off-handedly tweeted that someone ought to race the flight on their bike. Some folks actually did that, and the bikes won!
As he explains in his column, the comparison is a bit contrived, but it does help make a point about the feasibility of bicycles for transportation, even in a place that isn't built with them in mind. (Here in DC, biking gets me to work about 5 minutes faster than driving, and about 10 minutes faster than transit. Comparison with jet not immediately available.)