Walking trials have been carried out on a rigid surface mounted with a force plate in order to determine the influence of
selected gait parameters on vertical pedestrian loading. This paper presents the results of this study. The sample
population comprised thirteen female and fourteen male healthy adults walking at normal pacing velocities.
Relationships between gait parameters and between these parameters and the vertical forces exerted by the
pedestrians on the walking surface are reported herein. It is envisaged that the data contained in this paper could
contribute to the improvement of existing numerical load models for simulating pedestrian loading scenarios.