Remember to be patient, when a good time comes, one crosses the street.
This is how we roll: http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=klteYv1Uv9A&feature=related
And this is how he crosses: http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts8t75zMKbg&feature=player_embedded
Step 1: Rule 1
Either way, you have to think like a road user even if you a pedestrian. Imagine you are a rickshaw drivers and if you spot a gap, then go, and fill it with your body. You have as much right to the road as a motorbike, car, riskshaw, bus or truck, but remember you are softer and hurt more. Once you have started do not stop or change direction mid-crossing. Never run. Traffic will smell any fear you have so put put fear from your mind. Have humility and respect the traffic. Remember pride comes before a fall.
Its something that cannot necessarily be taught easily. It requires practice and meditation. Once you have mastered then the rewards are great, ie the ability to cross even 5 lanes of traffic without fear.
"Do, or do not, there is no try!"