Mods, please feel free to delete this part if it's not allowed, but it's one of my pet peeves, and I've seen way too much of it lately:
To those of you who partake of the bike/walking path that wends its way through our city? Those crosswalks are not carte blanche for you to just continue on your merry way without stopping to look for vehicles first. I dunno about you but my mother taught me to always look before crossing a street. I saw several near-misses today and have had a few myself. You'd better bet your butt that if I see someone get hit as a result of not bothering to look for and/or yield to traffic before running/walking/riding into the crosswalk, I'm gonna stop and give the police a statement as to what happened, and volunteer to testify in any resulting trials/lawsuits. I have seen parents do this with their little ones in tow. So not cool, y'all.
(Cross-posted to bad_driving and my personal journal)