NewsNational

Actions

Chinese city creates 'no texting' sidewalk lane

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WXYZ.png
Posted at 10:08 PM, Sep 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-16 08:06:11-04

The modern-day scourge of "texting while walking" is finally being taken on by a Chinese city with generous sidewalk space and a liberal approach to civic planning.

The scene is Chongqing, a bustling Chinese metropolis of almost 30 million people.

As multiple outlets are reporting, a 50 meter stretch of sidewalk in the city has been split down the middle into two painted lanes: ones for people using their cell phones, and one for people walking unencumbered.

Watch this Newsy video to see how it went.