China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
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Watch where you are going. That's the message for smartphone users in the Chinese city of Chongqing. So a special sidewalk lane was created. It's for those who are messaging and tweeting.
It's dangerous to tweet while walking the street, the property manager says.
"Walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions," said Nong Cheng of Meixin Group.
Meixin marked a 165-foot stretch with two lanes. One does not allow cellphone use. The other allows use of them. But if you use a smartphone there, it's your fault if something happens.
Nong said the idea came from a similar path in Washington. It was created as part of an experiment. She said pedestrians were snapping pictures of the signs and sidewalk. They weren't paying attention to markings on the pavement.
What do you think about messaging while you walk?