Pedestrians are supposed to be well-respected in Davis. Pedestrians are given the right-of-way on any public street or even private street or (unpaved) alley. Chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats also are accorded unquestioned right-of-way here. For any city-related pedestrian questions or praise, pedestrians can let their fingers do the walking on over to Bicycle Advisory Commission.
When walking through the UC Davis campus or in town, be especially aware that almost no bicyclists will yield to pedestrians, even at crosswalks. Most cars are very good about stopping and waiting, however. Regardless, never assume that a bike or car will stop for you; always make sure that they see you before crossing.
Keep in mind that if you don't notice a car, don't expect the car to notice you. It doesn't care if you go thunking off the hood. F=Ma ppl