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SPEED LIMITS ARE STILL A FACTOR! IF YOU CAN'T CROSS THE STREET IT'S NOT VERY WALKABLE!

Speed limits are also a factor to walkability. If You Can't Cross The Street, It's obviously NOT VERY WALKABLE! How do we reduce city speed limits to save lives and create a healthy balance of complete streets? Leave the high speed limits to highway driving and no more then 35 mph in cities, 25 mph residential and 15 mph school zone. That's a uniform look!
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    We completely agree with your sentiment, however at this time there are no reliable datasets detailing sidewalk qualities, such as their very existence or if there's crosswalks, lights with ample crossing time or pedestrian bridges.

    There are a number of factors (pedestrian design, safety, etc.) that contribute to walkability but are difficult to measure with an algorithm.

    You can learn more about our methodology and how Walk Score doesn't work (known issues) here.

    Hopefully projects like Open Street Map will continue to evolve and include these types of data - we would be thrilled to include them.
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