This is definitely not something you will not have to contend with while on yurt holidays in Pembrokeshire, and that’s probably why you would choose a holiday of this genre over something that is city break orientated for example. I digress, so I’ll get back on track. A smartphone lane has been created for those many people we see constantly who simply cannot wait until they stop to use their techy devices, such as phones and MP3 players etc.
A special 50-metre walking lane has been laid out in the Chinese city of Chongqing and at first glance you would most definitely think that the new route painted on the pavement was intended to make the journey of the constant smartphone user an easier one.
However, Nong Cheng, a member of staff for area managers the Meixin Group, later informed people that the lanes were put in place as an ironic statement. In fact, they were put in place to remind those preoccupied digital dawdlers that it is dangerous to use ones device while walking along in the street.
‘There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions here,’ she said.
There were two separate lanes, with one prohibiting mobile phone use and the other allowing it at the owner’s ‘own risk’.
Rather ironically the route, which drew inspiration from a National Geographic TV experiment, was not having the desired effect.
‘Those using their cellphones of course have not heeded the markings on the pavement, they don’t notice them.’ Nong added.