Not apparent in this picture of my house is the big crack over the front door after a passing trucker lost control and plowed into the front (before I bought it). Hence the covering vine.
Not just car traffic but foot traffic too, (usually inebriated). Some of it inclined to vandelism (hence a new windshield on the car). Others brought along a shovel and dug up some Bergamont. Increased traffic means a larger percentage of lawless types.
However, it also means more stories. As a writer, where I live is invaluable. If I have a column due, someone will usually do something worth writing about before the deadline. Living on the corner with my front door aimed at the intersection says it all. Thanks, downtown.