A line to part the streets of New York between tourists and hurried pedestrians
par Elsa Sidawy | 07.25.10
The Improv Everywhere organization, familiar with spectacular actions in the New York public space, has just invented the “tourist lane” or how to create a surprise in a megalopolis where pedestrians often walk at high speed. The official idea was to improve speed on New York streets and prevent accidents between hurried inhabitants and loitering tourists. A white line parted the sidewalk in two and two men were asking passers-by to choose the side of the line that matched their situation. On the left side, tourists could walk leisurely, stop or suddenly change their route, without fearing to bump into another passer-by. On the right side, New Yorkers could walk straight on, and even speed up. Here is an idea as original as pinpoint, which at least is setting the issue of the occupation of the sidewalk by pedestrians who often have very different expectations.
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