Liverpool becomes the first city to open fast walking lanes



Britain’s first ever fast pedestrian lane has opened in Liverpool city centre – following research that claims 47% of the nation finds slow walking the most annoying aspect of high-street shopping.

Opening on the city’s St John Street, the fast lanes will allow users to speed through the crowds while perusing the three-storey Liverpool One shopping centre.

The research, conducted by Argos, also revealed shoppers hated battling through crowds, people chatting in the middle of the street and pavement hoggers.

However, it seems the idea of fast lanes is more popular with younger shoppers than the old, as 69% of the 16 to 24 year-olds surveyed were in favour of fast lanes, while only 37% of over-55s backed the plan.