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how far would you consider walking distance to the train

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Whitecat, 10th Apr, 2016.

  1. Whitecat

    Whitecat Well-Known Member

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    How far from a train station would you consider outside of reasonable walking distance on an everyday basis for a professional?

    Please also note State as there is significant variation in activity and health levels. I know there's plenty of people walk quite far in Sydney to get to a train but in Brisbane people dislike walking or cycling anywhere it's the most obese state in Australia so have to consider those factors.
     
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  2. Santaslayer

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    NSW: 1KM - Around 12-15min walk.
     
  3. D.T.

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    Depends on slope and ease of walk. 1200 in some scenarios.
     
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  4. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Up to 10 minutes for me in NSW although I know of suburbs where you would drive to the shops even if it was only 800m away.
     
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  5. HUGH72

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    I would say a 1 km walk is reasonable, if it was partially covered and protected from the elements then slightly further.
    If there is a nice bikeway or walkway to the train station then further again.
     
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  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Generally 800m & 400m to a bus stop.
     
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  7. Whitecat

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    Good point. Not much fun walking beside a really noisy busy Road
     
  8. moridog

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    Just wanted to add, for Perth buyers, the Midland to Perth shared bike/footpath is on the way to completion, not sure of the pressing demand to walk to Perth and never thought I would wax lyrical about a path but it runs right alongside the track so easy access to all stations there and a very flash, well lit, pleasant walk, even shaves some minutes off the walk Midland Guildford, or will do when the last bit there is done.
     
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  9. Marg4000

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    In Brisbane, around 15 minutes.

    Let's be fair here, summer in Brisbane is hot and humid. Who wants to arrive at work in sweat stained clothing?

    In winter, half an hour would be fine.
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  10. TheGreenLeaf

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    Very good point. I don't mind walking, up to 1km if needed (I'm in Melbourne) but if the weather makes me sweating after 200m on my way to work, I would hate that...
     
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  11. Cactus

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    I consider 2km walkable Vic.
     
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  12. Scott No Mates

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    Taxi drivers, retail workers, shelf stackers...
     
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  13. Azazel

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    In Brisbane, I would say under 1km.
    Depends on hills and that of course, not fun from Milton to Paddington in the middle of Summer.
     
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  14. No Probs

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    I didn't realise how lazy people are! Should be able to walk 2km in 20min easily, without getting up a sweat. I'd say 2km is walking distance to a train station.
     
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  15. HUGH72

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    Also depends on time of day. If its dark, either early morning or evening then in many locations people wouldn't want to walk very far.
     
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  16. Azazel

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    Brisbane/QLD. Hot. Not pleasant going to work sticky.
     
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    Yeah that's fair enough, I guess when I was doing it, I was in Sydney and it was early morning, late afternoon. Different to walking in the heat of QLD.
     
  18. beachgurl

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    Depends on the safety factor. I used to live less than a km from the station but never felt safe walking home
     
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    For me personally I prefer to be abit of a distance from the station around 15 minutes and it's good for my step count.
     
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  20. Bran

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    2km in 20mins without breaking a sweat? Impossible in Brisbane. Especially wearing work clothes. Not lazy, weather.
     
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