Chinese city opens ‘phone lane’ for texting pedestrians

City authorities in Chongqing have introduced a 30 metre ‘cellphone lane’ for pedestrians – is it a step too far in the name of public safety?

The mobile phone lane for pedestrians in Chongqing, China.
Mind your step: The mobile phone lane for pedestrians in Chongqing, China. Photograph: Internet

In Chongqing, China, with a degree of seriousness that has yet to be determined, the city authorities have designated a 30 metre (100ft) “cellphone lane” for people who use their phones while walking. “First mobile phone sidewalks in China,” declares a notice next to it.

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Jacqueline Nivard (2014, September 20). Chinese city opens ‘phone lane’ for texting pedestrians. URBACHINA. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/v2vz

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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