Although walking speeds can vary greatly, the average human walking speed is about 3 miles per hour. A moderate or brisk walking speed is approximately 4 mph, and race walkers can walk up to 6 mph or faster.
Walking speeds are measured in a variety of ways. Online walk mapping tools such as Map My Walk or Walk Jog Run allow users to input the time and distance of their walks in order to calculate walking speeds. Walkers can also measure minutes per mile while using a 1/4 mile track by setting a position on the inside lane and noting the start and end times after four laps. Walkers can also calculate walking speed by using speedometers or walking apps for mobile devices.