Conclusive proof has been found that the average city dweller is now walking an average 10% faster than they did in the early nineties. The biggest change has been found in China where rapid industrialisation has meant a huge growth in the number of people living in cities. Recent research has been conducted by the British Council where pedestrians in 109 countries were monitored walking; all the measurements were made on the same day and at the same time on a flat pavement over a length of 60ft. It has led to believe that a very fast pace of life is indicative of a stressful society and can prove unhealthy.
Below are the findings from the study:Fastest walkers:
4. Guangzhou (China)
6. Curitiba (Brazil)
8. New York