China just introduced a new lane on pedestrian walkways that allows those who want to text and walk the opportunity to do so without injuring everyone else. No idea whether it keeps them safe to any degree, but at least the people that have somewhere to be don’t have to worry. This will never happen in the United States but I like the idea anyways. If there’s one thing I can’t stand about living a city (though the tourist traffic isn’t quite to the level of most big cities) it’s having assholes stop to talk or take pictures out of nowhere. Maybe this will help change that sort of thing going forward.