At a meeting of Bristol Health Partners last week, the speed at which people cross pedestrian crossings was discussed. Guess what the average walking speed for over 65s is? It’s 0.8 meters per second. This equates to an average of 2.88 km/h or 1.79 mph. I’ve just tried walking at that speed and not only is it hard to walk that slowly but I couldn’t walk properly at that pace. It was a flat footed shuffle.