Crossing the street

thereshegoesagain
thereshegoesagain Posts: 1,056 Member
I walk around my small town a lot. When using a crosswalk and cars are waiting on my I always pick up my pace or jog to clear the roadway.
When I'm driving and am waiting on someone in the crosswalk, they usually seem to just walk a slow pace and don't seem to care that they are holding up traffic.
Which type are you, cross quickly or not alter your walking pace?

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  • AriesFL
    AriesFL Posts: 810 Member
    I walk normal unless the cross light is about to turn.
  • mtndewme
    mtndewme Posts: 724 Member
    I run. I don't really trust drivers not to mow me down.
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,354 Member
    My Crosswalk Walk ??

    Exactly like this:

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    Always remember, if you 'talk the talk'.... you gotta 'walk the walk'.


  • AriesFL
    AriesFL Posts: 810 Member
    edited December 2019
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    My Crosswalk Walk ??

    Exactly like this:

    giphy.gif

    Always remember, if you 'talk the talk'.... you gotta 'walk the walk'.


    I hope you spin and walk back into the cross walk. Let those cars check you out.
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,354 Member
    AriesFL wrote: »
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    My Crosswalk Walk ??

    Exactly like this:

    giphy.gif

    Always remember, if you 'talk the talk'.... you gotta 'walk the walk'.


    I hope you spin and walk back into the cross walk. Let those cars check you out.

    always.

    sometimes I'll drop a nickel in the middle of the crosswalk just so I can backtrack to pick it up.... bending from the waist.
  • AriesFL
    AriesFL Posts: 810 Member
    That is good. I just bend over the hood of cars as I pass
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  • MarcyMavin
    MarcyMavin Posts: 142 Member
    edited December 2019
    Small town here too. I don’t run, maybe walk briskly, but no run. I don’t want to fall, or give any bounce for someone to laugh at.
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    i walk. less likely to trip and fall
  • amy19355
    amy19355 Posts: 805 Member
    I walk around my small town a lot. When using a crosswalk and cars are waiting on my I always pick up my pace or jog to clear the roadway.
    When I'm driving and am waiting on someone in the crosswalk, they usually seem to just walk a slow pace and don't seem to care that they are holding up traffic.
    Which type are you, cross quickly or not alter your walking pace?

    I'm the type who looks both ways - twice - before stepping one foot off the curb.

    And then I fast-walk, or run, to the other side.

    Related side bar: does it seem like no one teaches kids to look both ways before crossing anymore?
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    amy19355 wrote: »
    I walk around my small town a lot. When using a crosswalk and cars are waiting on my I always pick up my pace or jog to clear the roadway.
    When I'm driving and am waiting on someone in the crosswalk, they usually seem to just walk a slow pace and don't seem to care that they are holding up traffic.
    Which type are you, cross quickly or not alter your walking pace?

    I'm the type who looks both ways - twice - before stepping one foot off the curb.

    And then I fast-walk, or run, to the other side.

    Related side bar: does it seem like no one teaches kids to look both ways before crossing anymore?

    i have not noticed this to be the case.
    my one dog even looks both ways-she learned that on her own
  • glassyo
    glassyo Posts: 6,547 Member
    I walk outside a lot to the beat of the music so I don't really change my pace. I also don't trust the drivers here so usually only cross at lights...and even then!
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,354 Member
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  • ythannah
    ythannah Posts: 4,195 Member
    I cross quickly. Not jogging but a brisk pace. Some of our lights are very brief so you don't get much time on the green.

    Texting pedestrians are a nuisance. No, you don't stop in the middle of the street because you are engrossed in some message you're reading.
  • mommabear4315
    mommabear4315 Posts: 3,424 Member
    It depends whether or not the person waiting is a jerk or not. Jerk I walk like an old lady who had back surgery last week if a kind person I sprint.
  • keepmelean
    keepmelean Posts: 28 Member
    I pick things up to a slow jog.
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,742 Member
    ythannah wrote: »
    I cross quickly. Not jogging but a brisk pace. Some of our lights are very brief so you don't get much time on the green.

    Texting pedestrians are a nuisance. No, you don't stop in the middle of the street because you are engrossed in some message you're reading.

    This. Our lights are brief. I'm in a smallish Midwestern city and there's not a lot of foot traffic so I go a little faster honestly worried about being hit by the giant SUVs everywhere.
  • TarryTaffy
    TarryTaffy Posts: 883 Member
    As a lifelong inner city dweller, I wave a "thank you for not killing me" & move along at a runner's pace, when someone lets me go ahead of them, whether in a car or driving. When driving, I know the pain of missing a bus cuz some nonce in a Fiat feels the need to express laughable power in a desire to refuse allowing pedestrians to pass.

    Please, go ahead of me. I won't die cuz I got home 10-seconds later. If someone allows me to pass, bless you... you may have saved me far more than 10-seconds.

    BTW, for those lifelong pedestrians... eye contact with a driver & a smile almost always makes them stop. Sometimes, they've got things on their mind & just don't see you.

    Patience is a virtue... even though I find it's tested, at times.