05 December 2012

Olympic Units

For the Olympics, signs such as these were erected in most stations. It was nice to see the use of kilometres for distances (rather than just miles) but a a grievance which I hold is the measurement of walking distances exclusively in miles per hour.

At minimum, for the sake of consistency, the speeds should have been given in km/h as well – or even better, only in km/h.

Personally, I find it impossible to gauge walking/cycling speeds in mph. It's a lot easier to use metres per second, which is easily convertible to km/h - a lot more accurate too!

I guess it's just the country we live in.

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