Chart of the Day: Operating Speeds Across Different Modes over Time

Here’s a helluva chart for you:



I happened across this sort of accidentally, so I’m not even going to comment other than to say that walking has held steady at a solid 3 miles per hour for quite some time.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.