5. Sports traffic
With all the talk of a potential new soccer stadium, one of the immediate concerns was traffic around yet another sporting event, in addition to the heinous Wings, Tigers, and Lions traffic. (Not to mention big concerts.) Traffic sucks -- though this writer's in no position to criticize traffic complainers, having quietly hurled insults at bike tours clogging up major intersections a mere bullet point ago -- but this is one of those things we have to accept living in a city. If there’s a big game going on, avoid Downtown. Simple.
6. Really, traffic from any large event
When the North American International Auto Show happens, people complain. When the Woodward Dream Cruise happens, people complain. Both of these, in addition to other big draws (Movement is just around the corner, so grumble about all the fluorescent hipsters in Hart Plaza right now to get it out the way), worldwide crowds come here to see what Detroit is all about. Let’s be a little grateful we have traffic, because the alternative is none at all.