Does Buffalo Need “E-Lanes?”
So you ask yourself....What is an e-lane? Well an e-lane is a specific lane on certain sidewalks that is designated for those who may be uber-texters or on their iPhones, Droids or tablets. Yes, it's real!! Philadelphia has already put the e-lanes into action. Sidewalks around Philadelphia's City Hall now have special lanes set up for techies, but only as a trial run through the end of the week. It was actually developed as an..... April fools' stunt, but city officials are trying to use the gag as a way to show people how dangerous it can be when you are glued to your phone.
It might have been a gag, but it kind of sounds like a good idea. I'm sure many people around Buffalo's downtown area run into people who don't even pay attention to where they're walking. I'm guilty of this...to to a major degree, but I occasionally find myself veering to the left or right as I'm texting. What do you think?