On Thu 05 Apr 2012, Kake <kake(a)earth.li> wrote:
On Wed 04 Apr 2012, Janet McKnight
OK, off the top of my head, opening bid for
All looks reasonable to me!
think the station is 'central' (it is possibly a locale of
its own, though that may be covered by a search like 'things within
1 mile of the station').
I think the station could be a locale of its own. "Things within 1
mile of the station" doesn't necessarily coincide with "things you can
get to from the station by walking a mile", due to the railway line
Good point! OK, a locale something like 'near station' then? (I don't
want to use 'station' because I'd expect that to mean the shops which
are actually in the station...) Of course anything in 'station' would
also be in 'near station' (threads merge: 1 mile (from station)). :-)
(in fact I was pondering this after seeing the
announcement for the
next Oxford Geek Night - wondering how long it would take to get back
to the station from there).
I'd allow at least 20 minutes, probably a bit more if the consequences
of missing the train were awful (eg last train); but I don't walk very
fast & I am a bit cautious about train times. It's probably do-able in
15 minutes if you walk briskly. There isn't a useful shortcut AFAIK...
I mean, you can walk down the canal path, but it's probably no quicker
& I don't think it would be much fun at night (not because of Scary
People, just because of Dark Potholey Paths & Wet Overhanging Foliage).
Hope other people will provide estimated times too (& then you can take
an average or something).