A two speed shopping centre


meadowhall-lanesA British shopping centre, Meadowhall, has created fast and slow lanes to ensure shoppers aren’t held up by dawdlers.

The mall in Sheffield, UK is trialling the lanes in a bid to help more impatient shoppers.

Meadowhall has stuck decals to the floor of its centre highlighting the two different lanes with bright pink stickers.

The centre launched the initiative after it received a complaint letter from a 10 year old customer, Chloe Nash-Lowe.

The young shopper said she was “incredibly disappointed” with the number of slow walkers who can hold up those in a rush.

“The Meadowhall team liked Chloe’s idea so much that we have decided to trial an overtaking lane for fast walkers on the malls,” said shopping centre director, Darren Pearce.

Pearce says the fast and slow lanes are all about “helping [shoppers] to get where they want to be on time”.

Similar initiatives include Finland’s K-citymarket, which introduced slow checkout lanes for elderly and disabled customers, reports Springwise.

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