With the Olympics just around the corner we’re being bombarded with government guidelines telling us how best to go about our day-to-day lives. But with guidelines suggesting us Londoners give the tube a wide birth will it really be quicker to walk during the Olympics?
One man who yesterday tried to prove that it would be quicker to do your journey by foot is Chase Armitage who decided to take on the tube to see if he could get from Borough Market to Royal Festival Hall before his tube riding friend Russ Bispham.
Now one thing that should be pointed out is that Armitage is a free runner which means that not only is he in a physically fit stage that most of us will never achieve but he also knows how to jump over cars and walls in order to get to his destination faster.
So what did they prove? Well, not a lot really. With the tube journey predicted to take just ten minutes (according to the TfL website) and the walk estimated to take around 26 minutes (according to Walkit.com) it seems that all this experiment proved was that unless you’re an athlete it’s probably better to suck it up, deal with the over crowding and opt for the tube.