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No car? No problem

Updated 2:47 PM ET, Wed April 3, 2013
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If owning a car is causing more trouble and expense than it's worth, there are often commuting alternatives. Thinkstock
Maintaining a car in a city like New York is tough. Zipcar offers the benefits of ownership through short-term car rentals. Courtesy Zipcar
If you're lucky enough to have a short commute, walking offers health benefits and the chance to multitask. Thinkstock
I-GO car-sharing service members reserve vehicles online for as little as 30 minutes or as long as one day, paying $10 or less per hour. Courtesy I-GO
A bus commute can offer extra time to socialize or catch up on reading. Thinkstock
Bicycle sharing services like Capital Bikeshare in Washington allow short-term rentals. Getty Images