Chinese city introduces separate walking lane for mobile phone users

By Shawn Knight
Sep 15, 2014
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  1. Ask anyone that's lived in a busy city and they'll tell you that navigating a crowded sidewalk can be a pain. Add in the fact that a large portion of the population now does this while multitasking on their smartphone...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,376

    What do they call it - zombie-lane?
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Chinese city introduces seperate walking lane for pedophiles
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,376

    That's a bit harsh :) They wouldn't have as many, unless US agrees to export.

    Soon US will introduce special lanes for ex-convicts, since it has the highest rate of convictions for the population.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    This has to be a joke, right?
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    One place I won't be traveling too!
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,758

    They should have started with a separate highway system for mobile phone users, instead of the as annoying, but not lethal, pedestrians walking into you.

    In fact, it would be a great idea to put a separate highway system, together with the separate sidewalks. That would allow the on the phone drivers, and the walking while talking nuisances, to thin out each other's herds.
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  8. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Addict Posts: 292   +68

    That is what they said about most of the ideas that are still around. HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes is a norm is most crowded city now, for example. Besides, Chongqing has 28 million in population, more than many countries in the world!
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Instead of the fast-lane, this one will be called the danger-lane. lol

    Who will need a console gaming system, when you can play in the 3d-danger-lane?
  10. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Thought you was about to sell me something then xD
  11. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 638   +56

    Lol...wut? ;p
  12. Have been to a few cities in China. People, bicycles and cars are all over the place and seldom move in any particular path or flow regardless of designated lanes or guidelines. This is just a stunt or gimmick to get attention possibly and will never be adhered to or enforced....even in the article they point out that many people were ignoring it.
  13. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 632   +163

    At least now you'd be fully justified to ram a cellphone user to the ground if they walk in the wrong lane and politely point out that there is a zombie zone for them to play in.

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