I did not have to move my car for street cleaning this morning because I no longer own a car! I signed the DMV liability release and parted with the keys yesterday. I spent the first 22 years of my life without owning a car, but quickly let my self feel like it was a necessity once I finally had one.
Falling into the fold of cycling culture in Los Angeles made me realize again, that I don't really need a car. With combination of bicycle, walking, skating, bus and train, I can get where I need and want to go just fine. Without the costs and stress of driving, and with the health benefits of an active lifestyle. Not to mention the benefits to the environment and society.
Oh and parking, that was the worst for me. I hate searching for parking spaces.