'Texting Lane' In Philadelphia Just For Laughs, But Issue Serious

doctorwho_guru.†=♡ 2012/04/02 22:02:55
 Texting Lane  In Philadelphia Just For Laughs  But Issue Serious

PHILADELPHIA -- The sidewalk lanes for the digitally distracted may be a joke but officials in Philadelphia want the public to know the issue is no laughing matter.

Lines on some sidewalks near City Hall now designate part of the pavement as "e-lanes" suitable for chronic texters and digital music aficionados – although only through the end of the week.

The April Fools' Day prank is one way city officials, in particular Mayor Michael Nutter, are trying to draw attention to the danger of inattentive pedestrians.

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  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/04/03 01:10:29
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Saw this on the news - surely people are smart enough to not walk and text - nothing can be so terribly important that one has to walk and text - absurd to be that obsessed with texting
  • capy bara 2012/04/03 01:05:41
    capy bara
    Next they will have a sexting lane.
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/04/02 23:56:33
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    I used to live just north of Philly and still go there quite often. It's an old city with narrow streets and sidewalks and texting by oblivious people is definitely a problem.
  • ☆RogueofDoom☆ 2012/04/02 22:08:14
    It certainly seems clever.

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