How’s this for an idea? The city of Chongqing in China has created separate pedestrian lanes for mobile phone users – handy given people’s adherence to their devices. We’ve all seen people looking at their mobile phones or texting, heads down as they walk along  – risking the potential of bumping into other people.

The first mobile phone pedestrian lane in China

Exclusive pedestrians lanes for mobile phone users in China (Twitter/CCTV News)

The photo above was tweeted by CCTVNews, the English news channel of China Central Television (CCTV) and shows a lane in operation. And as our mobile devices become more and more integral to our lives, perhaps this idea of dedicated lanes for mobile phone users might spread.

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