We are all pedestrians at some point of the day, and the more benefits are given to urban space (such as sidewalks widths, adapted fords, safe crossings, etc.) the more naturally we will use it.
Despite this, walking is still the weakest mode and the first to be relegated against the car, which is given the most space for driving and parking, when supposedly there is no alternative.
Unlike other modes, it makes no sense to seek any kind performance of the number of people walking per hour. This is due to the fact that in the same space converge those in a hurry, those who walk alone or accompanied, those who stand to speak or see, those who sit to rest or contemplate, and there is no way to extract a performance parameter from all that behaviors. It is therefore necessary to allocate the proper space depending on all the possibilities and uses in each location.