Mode/device N Average speed Range
(15th-85th Percentile)
Source
E-scooters
Sidewalks 110 14.3 kph (8.9 mph) 11.3 – 18.5 kph (7.0 – 11.5 mph) This study
Mixed-use paths 110 15.5 kph (9.6 mph) 10.9 – 19.6 kph (6.8 – 12.2 mph) This study
Streets 110 17.1 kph (11.1 mph) 16.1 – 20.8 kph (10 – 12.9 mph) This study
Bicycles
Streets 110 19.6 kph (12.2 mph) 15.4 – 24.3 kph (9.6 – 15.1 mph) This study
Mixed-use path 367 17 kph (10.6 mph) 11 kph - 22 kph (7.0 mph – 13.7 mph) FHWA, 2004
Mixed-use path 100 18.7 kph
(11.6 mph)
14.5 kph – 22.9 kph (9 mph – 14.2 mph) Fang and Handy, 2017
Electric bicycles
(Streets)
1,594 22 kph (13.6 mph) n/a Lin et al., 2008
Pedestrians,
walking
Younger (13-64) 3,458 5.4 kph (3.4 mph) 2.0 – n/a kph (1.25 – n/a mph) Knoblauch, Pietrucha, and Nitzburg, 1996
Older (65+) 3,671 4.5 kph (2.8 mph) 1.6 – n/a kph (0.97 – n/a mph) Knoblauch, Pietrucha, and Nitzburg, 1996
Pedestrians,
jogging
(young adults)
115 11.0 kph (6.8 mph) n/a Barreira, Rowe, and Kang, 2010
In-line skates
Mixed-use paths and streets 741 15.9 kph (9.9 mph) 11.5 – 20.3 kph (7.1 - 12.6 mph) Birriel, Pernia, Lu, and Petritsch, 2001
Mixed-use path 53 16 kph (9.9 mph) 12 – 23 kph (7.5 – 14.3 mph) FHWA, 2004
Kick scooters
(mixed-use path)
22 12 kph (7.5 mph) 9 - 15 kph (5.6 mph – 9.3 mph) FHWA, 2004
Skateboards
(mixed-use path)
100 15.6 kph
(9.7 mph )
12.9 – 18.3 kph
(8.0 - 11.4 mph)
Fang and Handy, 2017
EPAMDs
[e.g. Segways]
(mixed-use path)
4 15 kph (9.3 mph) 14 – 17 kph (8.7 mph – 10.6 mph) FHWA, 2004