I know I sound like I have a very narrow experience to draw upon but this has not been mentioned yet. As a runner I am a bit hypersensitive to safety issues that can confront any pedestrian. About once a month I come perilously close to being hit by a car pulling onto the street from a commercial driveway. Drivers of all ages, pull out of a parking lot across the sidewalk while only looking in the direction of oncoming car traffic. The driver, of course is trying to get onto the road as quickly as possible. The car does not pause at the edge of the sidewalk nor look at the sidewalk occupants coming in the other direction. Usually a deep frown or yelp slows them down but on more once I have had to hit the hood of the car. I am as surprised as they are usually or I would have run around behind the car. Whew, long statement. I think special attention should be paid to curb cuts and additional attention to signage at them. (PAUSE BEFORE SIDEWALK AND WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS) or (PEDESTRIANS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!)
If we walk up Oakland tomorrow, note the number of curb cuts at the Agape lot as an example. White Street will be having more I'm sure. Interestingly, I have never had a close encounter in a residential neighborhood.