Once you're practiced at the art of street crossing, the key is to do it with nonchalance. If you act scared, dodging the cars with fear in your eyes, the drivers can sense it and they'll get more aggressive. I'm not naming names, but someone who reads this blog regularly, who has been to Egypt, who is my blood relative and who is female may have been reduced to tears trying to cross the street in Cairo. (She definitely was crying.)
Recently stoplights have been installed downtown. This is kind of a joke - no one pays any attention to them. But, intriguingly, they have a walk sign on them:
Let's see that a little more closely, shall we?
That guy is adamantly not walking, he's running! You can't tell from the photo, but the little man is animated on the stoplight so he actually does a convincing running man.