Well, in the good old days of Mother Englande, people used to use bicycles regularly to get to work and my father did 28 miles a day just to get to college. 10 miles on a reasonable 1960s racing/touring bike is no more than 40 minutes without trying, including hills. OK , sitting in a car, preferably an SUV, in a traffic jam for 40 minutes just to do 10 miles (try Bangkok; that’s 4 hours), when you could ride that distance in the same time, is clearly more sensible.
Most would be blessed with the strength to do 10 miles on a bicycle if they got off their backsides and started doing it. It would take maybe 3 weeks of pain to get fit enough to do it in 40 minutes, but think how healthy they would be.
And as a PS. One can buy nice little Chinese 2-stroke motors of 80cc to fit to a bicycle, and these will roll you along at around 15-20mph. Those sorts of motors were around in various form in the UK for many years, and were made in Mother Englande. And if one has to do that 60 miles and is not a Lance Armstrong on a bicycle, buy a 150cc motorcycle or scooter which uses less fuel, and takes up less space in your roads and garage. These days, they will travel as fast as any car. After all, most of Asia does it. Ah, if it rains you might get wet…but a windscreen on the bike and waterproofs solve that problem.