Welcome to Berkeley. (And to San Francisco. And BART). If you are a clever denizen, you will do a lot of walking.
Believe it or not, San Francisco has approximately two pedestrian versus auto incidents per day.
Not to mention, there's a lot of people in a hurry around here. So— be a good and safe walking urban denizen.
Learn Urban Defensive Walking by reading this article.
Or check out this one about playing Sidewalk Chicken. Sheesh.
Here are some visual hints drawn and animated by a New Yorker. ("After living in New York City for several years, illustrator Nathan Pyle decided to draw a few of these tips, to hilarious--and often helpful--effect.") And they know a bit about walking in the city.