• Pedestrians use mobile phone lanes on Foreigner Street in Chongqing, China. (Image: Xinhua News Agency)
The city of Chongqing in China has reportedly set up the country's first sidewalk for 'mobile phone addicts', with a lane specifically dedicated to those glued to their screens.
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SBS World News

15 Sep 2014 - 9:09 AM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2014 - 10:18 AM

The city of Chongqing in China has reportedly set up the country's first sidewalk for 'mobile phone addicts', with a lane specifically dedicated to those glued to their screens.

Much like bicycle lanes, the street has images of mobile phones spray-painted on the sidewalk, with arrows showing people which direction to walk in as they use their mobiles.

China already has an estimated 300 internet addiction centres, according to a report on state broadcaster CCTV's website in February. It also cited a survey showing there may be more than 24 million young Chinese addicted to the internet.

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