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seattle prattle
RE: What do you do when a car pulls up to crosswalk at the same time your running through it?

the sidewalk runner wrote:

seattle prattle wrote:

If they seem like a decent driver, i would usually just zig zag behing them. If they seem like a dick head, definitely run through the cross-walk and make them wait. For real.

It's no big deal to this during the day when you can make eye contact but it's a different story in the evening or even during the day when the car has tinted windows and you can't see through them. I'll usually adjust my pace to give cars time to clear the intersection. I'm referring to approaching on the driver side where the driver is looking left. Sometimes they just sit there forever (even when they got plenty of time before I get to the intersection _and you don't know if they are waiting for you to cross or distracted by reading their phone.

it depends how major a road it is. Major thoroughfare- i'd be more likely to cut behind them and that is just because there's more room and better visibility in general. On the little residential streets i run at night, there's really no stop signs so if they are stopping, they are doing it becuase they saw me coming and that's like the only reason they would have stopped - so i would feel okay crossing in front of them, ANd being a smaller street, zig-zagging around them would be more severe within the shorter width of the road, thereby messing up my GPS distance/pace, and we can't have that, can we?
I don't know. I call it by ear at the time. But the only rule i have is never stop. Either do the cross-walk straight away or zig-zag around them. But never break stride or stop.

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