Here Come the “Texting Lanes”

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A picture of the lanes — which divide the stairs into sections for runners, walkers and texters — created widespread buzz on social media this month after it was posted online.

Whether you like it or not, smartphone use is now a part of people’s lives in a big way. That has caused some problems in areas like college campuses:

One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking.

“There’s nothing worse than walking behind someone who’s texting, and you can’t get around them and go anywhere,” Briggs said.

This isn’t the only place where lanes have been installed.

The Chinese city of Chongqing last year created a smartphone sidewalk lane that was intended to be ironic while also reminding people that staring at phones while on the go can be dangerous.


H/T CNSNews.com

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