…if traffic is approaching which will have to stop as you pass, do you change your pace to either speed up or slow down?
Do you make eye contact with or otherwise acknowledge the approaching car?
Does it matter whether or not you are in a marked crosswalk?
While I generally will not run (unless crossing a very busy street outside of a crosswalk), I will generally make eye contact with the approaching/stopped vehicles, maybe give a little wave, and most likely will move a little more quickly than my usual pace - even if I am in a crosswalk. I will especially do so if traffic is heavy and multiple cars are stopped.
I’m surprised at the number of pedestrians I encounter who seem to not even look to check for traffic, and then slowly saunter across the street. Are you such a person? I’m curious what you are thinking as you do so.
In our town, there is one particular crosswalk where a recreational path crosses a main street. There is a button to push to activate flashing lights. Pedestrians/cyclists clearly have the right of way. I’ve passed that intersection walking/driving/and biking, at all hours of the day/night. While I don’t hesitate to activate the lights, I make sure I’m not delaying traffic anymore than necessary during rush hour. But my perceptions are not limited to this single intersection.