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17,000 feet per hour is about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.910 times that amount.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 15,000 feet per hour. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 17,000 feet per hour
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