Originally posted by Rotifer
That is an impressive stat. :thumbup:
Every year, for the last 100+ years a national newspaper has run a race/test.
Reporters are sent out to specific points on the edge of the city and 'race' to the newspaper office.
Each reporter is in/on a different method of transport, some walk, some drive, (cars, motorbikes) some ride (trains, tubes, taxis, busses, bikes, horses, boats)
For many years now the cyclists have won.
The average speed of a car in London today is 11mph, In 1900 the average speed of horse drawn cart was 11mph.
So it takes the same time to cross London today as it did 100 years ago, nothing has got faster (expect possibly the cyclists).