China, like many other countries around the globe, has been struggling with a surging number of people getting addicted to their phones. The addiction is such that people can be seen glued to their phones even while walking on pavements and roads. Mobile phone addiction is a major problem and has been a reason for many accidents in China.
In response, to politely remind the phone-addict population that ‘it’s not best to play with your phone while walking’, Chinese authorities have created the world’s first mobile phone walking lane for pedestrians addicted to texting.
The lane designed primarily for people who cannot put their phones down while walking, is a 100ft-stretch of pavement in the city of Chongqing.
The pavement along Foreigner Street has arrows to mark separate walking lane with the word ‘cellphones’ painted on one side of the lane. The other side has ‘no cellphone’ mark on it, clearly indicating that it is meant for people in a hurry.