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In this developing world, everyone holds a smartphone in their hand. There are many peoples who are smartphone addicts and couldn’t leave their precious device for few second. While some people have a habit of using their smartphone for video calling or texting while walking on the footpath. If you are this type of person, then you might have come in a situation when you were just a few inches away from knocking over a pedestrian while walking on the footpath and chatting with your friends.
Gadgetsay has found an idea for all the peoples who have a habit of using their phone while walking on the footpath. Recently, the Inquirer has reported that Chongqing, a city in China have found this matter severe and has tried to contribute a great solution. After, discovering the custom of the local residents, the township administrations have created a 30 meters (100ft) “cellphone lane” especially for the crowds who utilize their smartphones on the footpath. The idea is just awesome and China claims to become the first mobile phone sidewalks builder.
However, it seems that the city has the idea of 18th Street, Washington DC who has designed a similar pattern on the footpath in July. Although, the design was mode just for an research into people action and reaction. It was organized by National Geographic TV channel. Do, we cannot call the China plan a new one. Meanwhile, I know that many of them, smartphone addicts must be thinking that this plan should also be executed in their respective towns. Yes! it’s not at all a bad idea, but of no use.
The latest reports state that the Yanta Road footpath is approx.100 meters longer and 80 centimeters broader which is enough space for the pedestrians using a smartphone to dash and fall on other peoples passing by. As you can see in the picture, the footpath has two sections. The first section is only for the pedestrians walking without any phone and the second is for peoples looking at their smartphones’ screen and roaming.
The motive of making the path was analyzing the number of peoples who use phones while walking, but the place is converted into a tourist point, at no time. Many visitors are spotted clicking selfies at the place now. After talking to few Xi’an residents, they claimed that they know about the project and are happy, whereas others told that the walkway is only designed close to a parking area rather than the significant streets.