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A City In China Has Made A Separate Sidewalk For People To Text And Walk

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Posted on September 15, 2014, at 2:28 p.m. ET

A city in China called Chongqing has come up with one solution to the global peril of walking-while-texting: An entirely separate sidewalk section for cellphone-using pedestrians.

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"Cellphones walk in this lane at your own risk."

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They have even put up instructions on how to use "China's First Cellphone Lane."

So... where can I use my cellphone again? What about my handless head set? Ipad mini?
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So... where can I use my cellphone again? What about my handless head set? Ipad mini?

It's become a bit of a tourist attraction.

No time to pick an Instagram filter — you're in the wrong lane!!
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No time to pick an Instagram filter — you're in the wrong lane!!

Chongqing might have gotten the idea from the National Geographic TV channel, which in July painted very similar sidewalk-instructions on 18th Street in Washington, D.C. as part of a crowd behavior experiment, The Guardian reported.

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But Chongqing appears to be taking it much more seriously. "WALK IN THIS LANE AT YOUR OWN RISK."

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