Texting whilst walking is an art that few have mastered, but many practice on a daily basis. In China, a country that has a population of 1.3 billion you can imagine it gets pretty busy and the amount of people texting and walking to be pretty high.
If you go to any city you are bound to find yourself dodging people who are not looking where they are going because they have their heads buried in their phones, but now it would seem China has come up with the solution.
The city of Chongqing recently came up with the idea that might seem ridiculous to some, but we could see it catching on. Dedicated walking lanes for phone users.
In Chongqing, China, there are cell phone walking lanes. #wowpic.twitter.com/PLNKWAJq9v
— Dan Pontefract (@dpontefract) September 14, 2014
The sign reads: Cell phones, walk in this lane at your own risk,” says one, right next to the other lane, which reads, “no cell phones.” There are also other signs around the city that read “First mobile phone sidewalks in China,” which also include a diagram to show people how to use the street.
#Chongqing city sets up exclusive sidewalks for 'cellphone addicts.' pic.twitter.com/8PBsnNyGef
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) September 13, 2014
We could see this catching on but if like us you are thinking “people should just pay more attention to where they are going” then you are right. They really should.