08/05/2010 09:13 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

9 Ways To Not Own A Car (PHOTOS)

Eco-friendly transportation is no longer merely a fad but now a necessity in greening our lives. Whether your green transportation of choice is your bicycle, your local bus line, or even your feet, we here at HuffPost Green salute you, green traveler!

Did you know that every year Americans spend 47 hours in rush hour traffic, which totals 3.7 billion hours and 23 billion gallons of gas used? Or that if just 10 percent of Americans switched to public transportation, the United States would use roughly 40 percent less foreign oil? How about if twice as many Americans used public transportation 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline (2,100 Olympic swimming pools) would be saved every year?

So get going in green style, but first check out our slideshow of nine creative ways not to own a car.

PHOTOS: Nine Creative Ways To Not Own A Car

Check out Planet Green's quiz, know your car alternatives, for some encouraging facts that will surely make you ready to be carless.