|Taking a cue from an American experiment, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane for people who are using their cell phones.
"The special 50-metre route was mapped out in the Chinese city of Chongqing and at first seemed as if they was intended to make the journey of smartphone users easier.
But Nong Cheng, who works for area managers the Meixin Group, confirmed the lanes were meant to be ironic and remind people it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.
'There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions here,' she said"
Nong said the idea came from a similar stretch of pavement in Washington, DC, created by National Geographic Television in July as part of a behavior experiment.
National Geographic has divided a block-long sidewalk into two sections; one for cell phone users and the other for those not using a cell phone in downtown Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014
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