The city of Chongqing recently unveiled an idea that will make you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” – a smartphone lane for pedestrians. The lane is a walkway in a Chinese theme park called “Yangren Jie”, which directly translates into “Foreigner Street”. Stretching 100 feet, the walkway bears a large signage in both Chinese and English that warns pedestrians to walk in the designated lane.
In addition to the painted warnings on the street itself, the city has also posted large signs in the area that read, “First mobile phone sidewalks in China”, with a diagram illustrating how to use the street. According to a report in the Telegraph, local officials created the lane to remind pedestrians that “it is best not to play with your phone while walking”.