sidewalk surfing...

many of the cyclist in the city dodge the cars on the street by zipping by the pedestrians on the sidewalk...

it is against the law for a cyclist to ride on the sidewalk in the business district of washington dc
but... until the roads are safe for cyclist
well... it makes sense for people to put themselves where they are most safe

it is not far from pedestrian crossing mistream of traffic rather than in the crosswalk
until it more safe for the pedestrian to cross in the crosswalk than in the middle of the block
well... it is perfectly logical for the pedestrian to cross where it is most safe

the only issue...
people are crossing the street and riding on the sidewalk without full measure of the dangers around us
but... I guess we would never leave the house if we were to focus on the dangers around us