Utah university adds texting lane on staircase

June 19, 2015

Utah Valley University is taking steps to address a “culture of walking and texting” on campus by painting a “texting lane” on the staircase of its new Student Life and Wellness Centre. Creative Director Matt Bambrough said, “You have 18–24 year olds walking down the hall with smartphones, you’re almost bound to run into someone somewhere.” However, he emphasized that his purpose in adding the lane wasn’t to stop collisions or shame texters, but to engage with students. “It’s meant to be there for people to look at and enjoy,” Bambrough said. Huffington Post