Walking we have, what, 8 seconds of walk signal here before the flashing don't walk. The guy crossing from the other side can't start to walk due to the drivers crossing through the solid green and freezing him out. No one gets across walking on the walk signal. He's got maybe 3 seconds of walk signal.
Some drivers treat you like it's open season if they are turning when you are in the crosswalk during the red flashing don't walk phase. Like, "i can run him over honey, there was a no crossing sign flashing" - this happened to me tonight. A guy driving a massive white pickup truck tonight drove right at me and when he stopped i could see him point to the crossing sign, showing the passenger that he was ok to do that, that i was in the wrong.
We are just trying to get places too. .