Pedestrians are non-playable characters that appear in the Grand Theft Auto series. Simply, they are the residents of the city that the protagonist is in. They can usually be seen walking the streets or driving vehicles.
Pedestrians range from normal people to gang members or criminals. Pedestrians usually ignore the player, showing no concern for him or her. Although they can't be controlled, the player can play as a NPC by using cheats, although the risk of crashing the game is high.
Pedestrians in the GTA III era suffer from "clumping", which means that the same model of that pedestrian is likely to appear often. Sometimes, the player can see two models of that same pedestrian speaking to each other. Because of this, the pedestians in this era are easly identifiable because of their clothes and the model.