City 2.0: Walking while texting? Walk the lane!

Now there's a dedicated lane for cellphone users to cut down on collisions

by Serena L. Rosato
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Tired of collisions with absent-minded pedestrians? Fed up with cellphone addicted getting in the way? Good news: problem solved.


Chinese city launches first sidewalk for cellphone users. To the left, people concentrate on their mobile phones while those on the right have their hands free as they walk on a sidewalk where a sign indicates the "First mobile phone sidewalks in China" in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

A line was painted on the middle of the 50-meter pedestrian way, half for those who need to use their phones and the other half for those who do not.


Photo © Imaginechina

    • Serena L. Rosato

      Serena L. Rosato


      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and de)