Posted: June 3rd, 2019, 1:27 pm
8 miles is quite a good cycling distance.
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Jabd2001 wrote:8 miles is quite a good cycling distance.
You can reach the first town east (12 miles) by bus in under 90 minutes because it needs a minimum of one change - more like 2+ hours returning in the late afternoon. Cycle is available - but most "other towns" are a minimum of 8 miles away . Without wanting to make excuses etc cars are a virtual necessity round here. Public transport is a total joke
didds wrote:Without meaning to disrespect what some have said my point about public transport IS valid wrt a meaningful and feasible commute
I merely the said the NEXT nearest town is 8 miles. Yes - that is cyclable.
But the reality is if there is no job in that NEAREST town then the one that may be available may be 25 miles away - with no public transport service to reach it. WADR a 25 x 2 mile commute daily isn't really feasible, in all weathers in all seasons. I've done it a few times a decade almost ago when I was fit and cycling a lot, for a bit of a jolly, not as a necessity, and that was 90+ minutes each way to an office job with showers available. Oh - in summer.
THAT was the point being made. If ALL the jobs were in the next NEAREST town it wouldn't be an issue. The reality is is that they are not and other towns are much further away
sg31 wrote:The point posters are making is that if he doesn't have a job he has no need to worry about how long it takes to commute. .
I get all the points being made - he is phaqued.
I can let him drown or I can help him with a large dose of reality. On both sides etc. that is where we are at.