Pedestrian traffic signals are a real pain in New Haven, especially on Whalley Ave, because a walker has to wait through at least two light changes to get the "walk" signal, and the "don't walk" signal prevents the pedestrian from going with the green light. Drivers know this, and they will run over any pedestrian crossing with the green light. I used to walk to work from Ellsworth to York and back, but it took forever because of having to wait several minutes at each light. These "walk/don't walk signals are helpful for disabled pedestrians but are an obstruction to the ordinary walker. "Pedestrians should always have the right to cross on green.