The selfish method is simple, you want to cross the road and you want to do it now. Just look at the incoming traffic, lock into the nearest driver in the eye and step into the traffic. Repeat process two feet into the road. Don't worry if the road crossing is 50 yards away.(see firstinstruction), the important thing is you want to cross now.
Do not flinch in the face of an oncoming bike, just arch your body in a make-believe show to indicate you are willing to make way for the biker
but do not budge from the current position.