Walking speed conversions
The walking speed conversion selector on this page selects the speed/velocity measurement unit to convert to starting from walking speed. To make a conversion starting from a unit of speed other than walking speed, simply click on the "Reset" button.
About 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). 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