yesterday i was crossing the intersection in front of my apartment (with the green light, not against traffic) and some dude turning right in his F-350 got as close as he could to me and when I stepped up on the curb, he yelled, “there’s a reason the crosswalk is on the other side!”
I was so surprised that someone had the gall to dictate how I was supposed to cross a street on foot that the only way I could respond was with an enthusiastic ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Like if you think I’m gonna make 3 intersection crossings to save your ass 3 seconds you need to literally get out of town.
I’m really interested in changing crosswalks now because I realize there are crosswalks that are more explicitly drawn that way. It doesn’t make sense to prioritize people who are driving through and disrespecting the people over the people who actually live there.