pace of the city

Dubliners are the 5th fastest walkers, according to a recent research.

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.

The findings also explode the myth of the laid back Irish. Dublin topped Prof Levine’s table in 1997 and takes fifth place on the new list.

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