Schmidt said they sampled 72 miles of the 2,525 miles that encompass the city, traveling roads in the city’s Greater Center City core, crossing from the Art Museum area to Queen Village, Bella Vista to Francisville. (Map can be found here.)
The evaluation showed almost 40% of the roads were ranked in the best condition possible, 48% in the second-highest category, 10% earning a bronze and just a fraction scoring in the lowest rank.
If the camera-mounted cars had traveled outside of Center City, the data would have likely told a very different story. While many of the larger streets in the city’s inner-core have undergone repaving in the recent past, many neighborhoods struggle with potholes and substandard streets.