Mobile phone addicts, now you can walk and text in Chinese city's special lane

If you want to use your mobile phone while walking around the city, make sure you're in the correct lane.

The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a special lane for people who simply have to walk and text.


The 30-metre stretch of pedestrian road is divided with clear white markers. One side is reserved for pedestrians who are handset-free while the other is reserved for those who really, really need to text or stare at their handphones while walking, reported the Telegraph.

It seems the city authorities have copied the idea from a National Geographic program earlier in 2014, the report added.

If you think this sounds like a ridiculous idea, we would like to direct your attention to this video report on the rising number of people getting injured because they did not pay attention while walking.


So perhaps, the city of Chongqing is on to something here.

Wonder if the lane'll get picked up by other cities, say Singapore?

Sources: The Telegraph, Twitter, YouTube