What Your Walking Speed Tells Us

The externalities that result from industrialization and economic vitality include how fast we walk, our pace at work and our attitude about time.

Time Matters

Faster people tend to live in wealthier nations. According to psychologist Robert Levine, cultures with faster walkers probably have more people, a cooler climate, a “vital economy” and they value individualism. Measuring “tempo” in 31 different countries, in A Geography…