A car used to sit in this spot, but it's gone. We have upgraded to a car-free lifestyle! I call it an upgrade because that's how I experience it. We've been living car-light for the past 5 years, and my quality of life has increased dramatically. We walk and bike lots of places (including the grocery store). We wave at neighbors and notice the yellow wood tree is about to bloom. We see the trash on the side of the street and pick it up. We hold hands and talk.
We're in the midst of preparing for a move to the Pacific NorthWest. We'll be living where there is great public transportation. We're giving a car-free lifestyle a try and I'm very excited about this! Of course, we save money: no more petro costs, oil changes, new tires and transmissions, insurance, etc. And we save time: No more waiting for the oil change or scraping windows.
Yes, it may take a bit longer to get places, but I'll get there by my own (renewable) energy or on public transit and I'll enjoy the views along the way. There may be some things I simply can't do because I don't have a car. That can be a blessing. ;-)
I'll let you know how it goes!