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It is now more economical to use a ride-sharing service if you live in a city and drive less than 10,000 miles per year. Cars are driven an average of 4% a year, but the average cost of car ownership is $9,000. Google plans to eliminate human driving with autonomous cars by 2020. Are you ready to ditch your car?
If you live in an area where you can forgo a car for a bicycle, that's by all means the cheapest and most environmental option. If you have more distance to traverse, there are several options you can use to get by without a car.
Once you've figured out the ideal bike for your location, check out craigslist or a used bike shop for more economical options, or big retailers like Wal-Mart for something new. Here's a guide to figuring out which bike is best for you.
Obviously it's more expensive to rent a car year round rather than own one, but if you only need one occasionally for longer trips, services like ZipCar offer daily and hourly rental rates.
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are usually cheaper, faster, and more convenient than taxis. Uber often gives out free codes for free rides to its passengers. This BuzzFeed quiz helps find the ideal ride-sharing service for you.
It's important to be weary of the rules of the road, whether you're on two wheels or four. You can find your state bike laws here.
Grab a ride with friends or coworkers for gas money, or use an online service like carpooling.com.
Make use of your cities public transportation like shuttle systems, buses, and trains.