Slow Lanes for Slow Pedestrians
UK's first 'slow lanes' for people looking at their phones while walking have opened in Manchester.
12:26 29 September 2019
75per cent of Brits admit to walking and using their phone at the same time, a new research has found. This huge number could be the reason why slow lanes specifically designed for people looking at their phones while walking have opened in Manchester.
Thought to be the first in the UK, the two adjacent 75-metre long ‘mobile phone safe lanes’ have been installed in the Spinningfields district of Manchester city centre.
Richard Baxendale, managing director of AO-Mobile, said: “We have to be realistic and responsible when it comes to the way society is changing.
"Our research found Brits being distracted by technology when walking is becoming an issue people want tackled.
"Our trial slow lane is an important first step that may well be adopted by other cities in the future.”