Everyone moves around the city with a different agenda. Most at a fast business orientated pace and some at a leisurely stroll. All see the city from a different perception. Take travelling in a car for an example, how much detail can you really see when your going above 100mph. The faster you travel, the more the information and influences around you become blurred. Those familiar paths you travel daily, to and throw your routines, may not be as familiar as you think. Have you noticed the change in paintwork among your local shop, or the advertising spread across the walls of the tube. All of this is part of your surrounding.
I know myself sometimes needs to take a step back, slow down and observe the environment around.
Most people will travel quickly among the streets of London, Within the city people have busy schedules and limited time to complete all there tasks. However there are a fair few that can do this at a much slower pace. (Yes, the ones that get in the way when you have an appointment in 10 minutes. This has happened to all of us at some point in our daily travels.)
But, when sitting back and thinking about the paces of which we travel and what people must take in from the environment around them, I began to contradict myself. Sometimes those travelling at the slower pace, can be so busy minded/tired that they themselves are still not indulging the environment around them. I guess this is what happens when we live in such a large city with many hectic lifestyles.
The city strives you to be successful, which gives you the drive to achieve a lot among a day to day basis this then correlates to the pace you will commute at. Subconsciously the city influences your behavioural movement.