Thursday, 3 May 2007

Life in the Fast Lane

A recent article reported how over the last 10 years the average walking speed in cities has risen by 10%. Maybe its all those expensive sneakers & Starbucks caffeine?

Fortunately for me, the article answered my immediate question about how the Singaporeans fare in this regard. The whole place is a tiny bit manic, on the edge, so their 1st place is justly deserved. London's 12th placing sounds about right considering the loose scientific method used and the difficulty of separating the top few entries.

The fact that Singaporeans completed the test distance fully 3 times quicker than 32nd place Malawis passes the I can believe that test.