We’ve all heard of traffic lanes and bicycle lanes, but one city government is now discussing the possibility of “texting lanes.”
The technical name for these sidewalk lanes for the digitally distracted is actually "e-lanes".
On April Fools’ Day, City of Philadelphia officials decided to bring awareness to the reality of distracted walkers, by designating some sidewalks near City Hall as "e-lanes”.
The marked pavement is reportedly, “suitable for chronic texters and digital music aficionados.”
The prank is one way city officials are using to draw attention to the danger of inattentive pedestrians.
The lines, signage and sidewalk graphics — depicting a pedestrian peering down at a hand-held device — will last through the week, according to the article.
A bogus video released for the new lanes shows Nutter being cut off mid-interview by an oblivious pedestrian, played by Streets Department Deputy Commissioner Steven Buckley, said the article.
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