Ever look up from your own phone while walking and realize that you cant move any faster because another oblivious person in front of you is trying to balance looking at their phone and walking, too? Well, the city of Chongqing, China may have the solution to this problem if youre willing to put away your phone for a few seconds, that is.
In a 100-feet stretch of sidewalk, city authorities have divided the walkway into two lanes.
One for walking and the other for texting while walking.
Those who weren”t looking at their phones appreciated the first phone sidewalks in China, but many pedestrians were too busy looking at their phones to even notice the lanes.
In a recent Chinese survey, 80% of the 10,0000 people polled admitted to having a “severe” addiction to their phones.
The lanes were supposedly installed to make people more aware of how much time they spend on their phone when they should be focusing on what they”re doing.
(via Amusing Planet)
Wow. Have we really come to texting and not-texting walking lanes? It seems like some of us need to re-evaluate our phone usage. Nowadays, it seems like the only time people aren”t on their phones is when I message them to see if they want to hang out. And when we do hang out, they”re glued to their phones. It never ends!