why do so many people push the walk signal and then walk through the intersection anyway? i find it happens especially at this intersection in the evening.
i understand that as a time-saving measure, people walking through an urban environment might just take the path of least resistance. but, in the long run, i think it only increases the number of agitated drivers grumbling at red lights, ready to "make up for lost time" by speeding and running lights down the road.
(in appleton, WI, i saw great walk signals that were more specific to where you were crossing, and didn't just stop the traffic on all sides every time...)