Man races London metro—and wins!

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If you’ve ever lived in a big city, you’ve probably wondered whether traveling on foot to your destination may just be faster than taking public transportation—especially when the train mysteriously grinds to a halt mid-trip and you have to while away the time by avoiding eye contact with other passengers.

London commuter James Heptonstall recently decided to test, once and for all, whether feet are faster than trains by racing the metro.

It turns out they are.

OK, OK. If you watch the video above, you can see that we’re being a bit facetious here with this post, and Heptonstall’s video actually shows that metros and subways in big cities are probably going to be faster than feet 90 percent of the time.

But we guarantee you your feet are going to provide you with a route that’s a lot more scenic—and a lot less smelly.

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