flyingember wrote:No, four-ways DO NOT make them more dangerous for peds.
Peds have 100% right of way at a stop sign. You can walk out at any time and a car must wait for you no matter what with or without a marked crosswalk.
You're complaining about bad drivers, not the intersection design.
Have you been downtown when there any kind of event? It's 97% bad drivers.
This is 100% true, but don't we need to start designing for this? Like you have lanes poorly closed/marked for construction, one way streets, bus only lanes, 2 way stops, 4 way stops, very poor sight lines, etc.
I'm not making excuses for bad driving, but I can sympathize a little with people not used to coming downtown. I think the city could do a better job of having a comprehensive plan of how to move traffic around. I live down there and half the time I get confused on what I'm supposed to on what street. This goes for the pedestrian experience as well.