Pace of Life

Pace of Life

Pace of Life is an international study in collaboration with the British Council to measure the speed of life.

The experiment was conducted by British Council researchers who secretly timed thousands of pedestrians’ speed of walking in city centres across the globe, including London, Madrid, Singapore, and New York.

We created a dedicated website for Pace of Life to complement the international coverage the story received. You can read about the experiment, and find out if you are living life in the fast lane by completing the short quiz at


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