5/06/2007

The world is walking faster

The pace of global cities is speeding up. A new survey of 32 cities around world showing people are walking 10% more quickly than they did 10 years ago. Singapore showed a 30% increase, making it the most frenetic city in the study. New York was ranked 8th, People live in Middle East walk the slowest.

4 comments:

Sicilian said...

You would think we would not have an obesity problem since we walk fast. Maybe we are walking fast to fast food places.
Ciao

My two cents said...

Makes me wonder where we think we're going that's sooo important

Bilbo said...

Good article! Where I work, it's not unusual to see people actually running to get from place to place, which is not always good. In my blog today, I wrote about the increasing price of gas and how we may end up walking more...I linked to your blog as being a timely comment on what I was thinking. Nice work - I enjoy your blog enormously and read it every day. Best wishes, Bilbo.

khengsiong said...

Let me see, why the Middle Easterners walk the slowest...
- Oil rich countries, people don't need to work hard?
- Their traditional costumes make it difficult for them to walk fast?