There is no doubt it has or it will happen but someone on their mobile phone will bump into you because they are glued to their device checking emails,social media or sending sms..its either that or you see folk bumping into a lamppost…
Hopefully this initiative will help those who spend much time on their phone and they can bump into each other all they like,maybe it will eventually become somewhat a normality in other countries around the world. A Belgian city (Antwerp) has now got these text lanes.
An Mlab spokesperson told Yahoo News, “Everyone text-walks. You probably walk through the streets while texting or sending WhatsApp messages to your friends and don’t really pay attention to your surroundings – only to whatever is happening on your screen.
‘This causes collisions with poles or other pedestrians. You could, unknowingly, even be endangering your own life while you text-walk when you cross the street without looking up.”