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Question: How many of these are within 15 minutes walk of your residence?  (Voting closed: October 17, 2020, 09:46:30 pm)
Your Workplace - 14 (2.7%)
A School - 49 (9.4%)
Your Doctor - 30 (5.7%)
Your Nearest Hospital - 6 (1.1%)
A Convenience Store - 53 (10.2%)
A Supermarket - 35 (6.7%)
A Restaurant or Takeaway - 49 (9.4%)
A Leisure Centre - 16 (3.1%)
A Park - 48 (9.2%)
A Cafe - 39 (7.5%)
A Pub - 56 (10.7%)
A Cycle Route - 39 (7.5%)
Your Nearest Bus Stop - 55 (10.5%)
Your Nearest Railway Station - 33 (6.3%)
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« on: October 10, 2020, 04:17:45 pm »

I am doing a spot of research, and would be very grateful for your help. Vote for as many options as are relevant to you. Comments and opinions posted are very welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 04:38:34 pm »

I've ticked everything except Doctor, Hospital, Leisure Centre and, inexplicably, Railway Station.

The latter was an error; I'm five minutes' walk from Montpelier train station - are you able to correct that? I couldn't work out how to.

The nearest hospital is 25 minutes' walk, and that's how I get there. I even walked in when I needed a little heart surgery a few years ago. Our doctor is 20 minutes' walk away, and again that's how I get there. Horfield Leisure Centre is a ten minute drive; it's been a while since we went there but the combination of easy parking and two kids in tow with swimming gear makes the car the easiest way. If I was going on my own I'd probably walk; I'd be happier not to park a bike there..
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 04:38:47 pm »

After I submitted my list I realised that there is indeed a leisure centre within 15 minutes walk (just beyonf Chippenham station) so 1 needs adding to the Leisure Centre numbers
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 04:41:29 pm »

Fair enough - I have now set it to allow you to change your vote if necessary.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 04:46:46 pm »

Sorted  Smiley

Incidentally, I've ticked 'School' because there is a school within that radius - though neither of our kids goes there...
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 05:41:46 pm »

Comments and opinions posted are very welcome.

Every single one except a railway station.   You may consider that somewhat ironic!
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 07:39:12 pm »

Perhaps I should have also ticked workplace since for the time being (at least the next 6 months) I am working from home
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 07:42:47 pm »

Perhaps I should have also ticked workplace since for the time being (at least the next 6 months) I am working from home

Feel free to change your vote if you need to - Appreciate the input of yourself and other members who have voted so far.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 09:09:31 pm »


None, except a subsidised rural bus twice a week !
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2020, 10:06:12 pm »


None, except a subsidised rural bus twice a week !

Nearly all for me - including two stations.

My place of work is currently a short walk away - downstairs - but I left that one as it is not normally.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2020, 08:23:28 am »

Most of mine are guesstimates, as I don't walk but cycle.

Lee, don't know what the parameters of your research are, but are you aware of
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/journey-time-statistics-data-tables-jts
the lower super output area ones will cover some local requirements.
Apologies if this is stale news.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2020, 09:24:26 am »

Most of mine are guesstimates, as I don't walk but cycle.

Lee, don't know what the parameters of your research are, but are you aware of
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/journey-time-statistics-data-tables-jts
the lower super output area ones will cover some local requirements.
Apologies if this is stale news.


I do get those through, but as you can imagine,I by no means analyse or study every single one, and it's great to be pointed to exactly what I need - Thanks CyclingSid  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2020, 10:28:31 am »

Submitted. Most are definitely less than 15 minutes walk but there's about 3 or 4 which Google Maps tells me are 15-19 minutes walk away but I walk fast and am confident I can do it quicker than that.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2020, 11:23:40 am »

Everything but the hospital. (A little-known 80s indie band.) Not bad for a little town of just 3000 residents. It does depend on the definition of supermarket, I guess.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2020, 02:15:17 pm »

I ticked everything but the cycle route, because I wasn't sure what counts as a cycle route. Workplace was a bit of a cheat though, as I work from home. And some of them are somewhat irrelevant, such as restaurant; there is restaurant about 5 minutes walk away that has a very good reputation, but I've never actually been there... (Serious question, should we tick facilities which exist but which we never use?)
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