Website ranks Philly as 5th most walkable city

    The website “walkscore.com” has ranked Philadelphia as the fifth most walkable amongst the 50 largest cities in the U.S.

    Philadelphia beat out Seattle, Washington D.C., Miami and Minneapolis on the poll, but fell short of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco’s scores.

    Walkscore.com ranked New York as the most walkable city, giving it a score of 85.3.

    According to walkscore.com, rankings and scores are tallied with the use of a grid of points spaced around 500 feet apart.  Walkscore.com then weighs the score of each point by population density so that the walkability rankings reflect where people live.

    The website says it then uses an algorithm to calculate a population density-weighted Walk Score.

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