On top of this, because both pedestrians and drivers ignore the copious Walk/Don't Walk signs, I think everyone came to a conclusion to stop paying attention to them, and dart across the lanes whenever they damn well please, which would be okay if people paid attention. But they don't. So that's why have seen 5 accidents in the 7 months I have worked here, 3 of them involving pedestrians. And there have been many more I haven't seen, judging from the evidence left behind. I never know who's to blame, but does it matter?
To me, it's not a matter of if I'll get hit by a car or bus, but when.
On top of that, I get continuously fooled because 99% of the city population knows that in a crowd, traffic keeps to the right. It's that annoying 1% that will fuck up everything. It's usually some brainless moron with an iPod, walking in lazy circles like the rest of the world can just go around them and deal. It's not so bad that they are an obstacle to the flow of people trying to get in and out of the Metro, it's a moving obstacle, which makes people act unpredictably at this brainless trout swimming upstream, and then everything gets clogged in an eddy of people scooting around to avoid crashing into this jerk, we're pushed into traffic going the other way, and it makes 1% seem like a much larger problem than one would expect.