It seems that no matter where you go, you can’t get people off their cell phones. From London to Hong Kong, people have their nose in their phone and never pay attention to where they’re actually going. Well one Chinese city has decided to raise a little awareness of that issue. Chongqing, China has a cell-phone walking lane, separating walkers from talkers. Apparently, the city of 28 million people in southwest China has a real problem with folks not paying attention.
“There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cell phone may cause unnecessary collisions here,” said Nong Cheng, a spokeswoman for the district’s property manager.
Of course, the effort isn’t a real law, just a satirical way to create a little situational awareness, as well as get some attention for the city. Here’s hoping all the cell phone photos will convince some of those users to pay more attention to the world around them and less attention to their Facebook and Twitter and Instagram accounts while walking around. And if not, at least they’ll be a lot of funny pictures added to those things.Technorati Tags: cell phone lane, cell phone walking lane, cell phones, china, chong neng, Chongqing, no cell phone sidewalk, texting while walking, unusual images, unusual pedestrian paths, walking lanes