Utah Valley University Installs Texting Lanes for Distracted Walkers

Texting pedestrian lanes, serious and/or half-joking.

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Utah Valley University has recently installed texting lanes for distracted walkers.

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Recently, a cellphone company in Antwerp, Belgium painted ‘text walking lanes’ on sidewalks there, as a marketing stunt.

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Last year, the Chinese city of Chongqing introduced a cellphone lane for pedestrians, on a stretch of sidewalk.

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On April Fool’s Day, 2012, in Philadelphia, the city council jokingly introduced ‘e-lanes’, as an April Fool’s joke.

Joking aside, one wonders if such could become a wider reality; doesn’t seem entirely far-fetched, IMO…