Despite the fact that walking rates can vary widely, the average human walking speed is approximately three miles per hour. A moderate or brisk walking speed is roughly 4 miles per hour, whereas racing walkers can walk at speeds of 6 miles per hour or quicker.
There are a multitude of ways to measure walking speed. Online walk mapping applications such as Map My Walk and Walk Jog Run enable users to enter the duration and distance of their walks in order to calculate their walking speeds. On a 1/4-mile track, walkers can measure minutes per mile by establishing a position in the inner lane and measuring the start and finish times after four loops. Walkers can also calculate their walking speed using speedometers or mobile walking applications.