# Walking speed conversions

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## What is walking speed?

The human **walking speed** is the distance traveled by a human being by walking in a certain period of time. The human walking speed is an average speed measurement unit as it depends on a large variety of factors, such as age, weight, height, effort, fitness, surface, terrain, load, etc.

The average human walking speed is equal to about 1.39 meters per second (walking speed = 1.39 m/s), the derived unit of speed in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to approximately 5000 meters per hour (m/h), or 5 kilometers per hour (km/h) or 3.1 miles per hour (mph or mi/h). Generally, the pedestrian walking speeds range between 4.51 km/h and 4.75 km/h for older individuals; for younger individuals, the walking speed ranges between 5.32 km/h and 5.43 km/h.

*Plural:*

walking speed

## Walking speed conversions: links

A list with conversions from walking speed to other (metric, imperial, or customary) speed and velocity measurement units is shown below.

- walking speed to centimeter per second
- walking speed to foot per hour
- walking speed to foot per minute
- walking speed to foot per second
- walking speed to inch per hour
- walking speed to inch per minute
- walking speed to inch per second
- walking speed to kilometer per hour
- walking speed to kilometer per minute
- walking speed to kilometer per second
- walking speed to knot
- walking speed to meter per hour
- walking speed to meter per minute
- walking speed to meter per second
- walking speed to micrometer per second
- walking speed to mile per hour
- walking speed to mile per minute
- walking speed to mile per second
- walking speed to millimeter per second
- walking speed to nautical mile per day
- walking speed to nautical mile per hour
- walking speed to speed of light
- walking speed to speed of sound