China copies National Geographic, divides a sidewalk in half for cellphone users
The whole thing was done as a social experiment by National Geographic Channel for a television show. But the idea apparently piqued the interest of someone in China. In the city of Chongqing, a street known as "Foreigner Street" (not named after the rock band, we're sure) was similarly divided.
The city, one of the five largest in China, might run into the same problem that those in Washington D.C. had to deal with. Those looking down at their cellphone were so engrossed in what they were doing, many never even noticed the directions painted onto the walkway.
source: News.qq via Engadget