Heatmap Walkscore in Detroit

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Walkscore has screwed over the city of Detroit. Their algorithm is grabbing data from restaurants in Canada giving downtown a very low walkscore and lowering the overall score of Detroit. You can see the incorrect calculating along the river.

Beyond this messed up algorithm, no one has really commented on how Midtown is the only area with high walkability in the city. Yet, I see people walking all the time in neighborhoods beyond Midtown/ Downtown. I know Midtown is also the area with highest income and likely that it is the area of the city with the most commuters/ access to personal transportation, and student populations. How can we improve the walkability and safety of neighborhoods to improve health and community?

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