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Old 05-24-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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For those of you that commute to work via subway, or take the subway often, how close do you live to your subway stop? What is the longest amount of time you would be willing to walk to get to the subway?
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The subway subway station I use for commuting is one avenue block away from my building on the same street.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Right Here
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When I was interning uptown, I walked 3 blocks up to the E train station then it was 6 blocks once I got off the subway at 53. short blocks only.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I am a 10 minute walk to the subway. My last neighborhood was a 15 minute bus ride to the subway, which was walkable in 30 minutes. My childhood neighborhood was 40 minutes by bus to the closest subway. My parents didn't care ... they worked locally. It was a hassle for me and my brother who commuted to Bklyn & Manhattan for high school. Nowadays you will generally pay more for proximity to the subway, so that added convenience may be dependent on what you are able to afford.

The ten minute walk is great. I wouldn't mind walking up to 30 minutes. I wouldn't want to be dependent on a bus to get me to the subway if at all possible.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas via NYC via Austin via Chicago
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2 blocks away...but its the G train. I did live about a 12 min walk to Journal Square when I lived in Jersey City. I'd say, i'd be willing to walk 20 mins at most.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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i can walk to the train in 2-3 minutes. i can see the train tracks from my window.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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2 short blocks.I can get from inside my apartment onto the platform in 5 minutes.Wouldn't want it to be much more than that.I'm not lazy and I like to walk but not when I'm going to the subway.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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I have a choice of two stations. The close station has only one train line. I can be on the platform in 8 minutes (some would call this a 5 minute walk). The far station, which has many more train lines, is three quarters of a mile and it takes me 15 minutes to be on the platform. (This is how I measure things because it helps me estimate commute times better).

Of course, I could go to the close station and just transfer to another line somewhere else, but many times - if the weather is nice - I opt to walk to the far station.

However my real preference is to be a 2 minute walk to the train, like in my old place. It really cuts down on commute times and it's not so daunting to get out of the house when the weather is bad.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: New York
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Before I moved I lived 30 minutes by bus from a the last/first stop of the E, J, Z (the F was like a 10 min on top of that), I lived close to the LIRR though.

It didn't even make sense to take the subway to Manhattan, its far too long, crowded, slow, etc., the LIRR was far more convenient.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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i live 2 blocks..the farthest I would live would be 15 min walk.
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