Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Av. walking speed increased 10% in last 10 years

An article reporting the results of Robert Levine's research. It shows that in 10 years the average walking speed of the world has increased by 10%. Also, it has a list of cities and their walking speed.

Comparing the results with those compiled by US psychologist Professor Robert Levine in the 1990s, the study showed that people were, on average, now walking 10 per cent faster. Men are generally 25 per cent quicker on their feet than women.

People were in the greatest hurry in Singapore. Following in their footsteps were the residents of Copenhagen and Madrid, the two fastest-paced European cities.


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