Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Walking distance signs

Who needs the directions and distances for driving when you are walking?
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1. These signs are for pedestrians so that they will not tell you to go onto dangerous roads to get someplace.

2. The signs will indicate distance in units suitable for pedestrian use, such as footsteps. (I would use the footsteps of a young adult woman.) They will not "round off" or chop off fractions of a mile. In a car, one mile is nothing. Walking, it is quite significant, and there can be a great many places of interest within a mile.

juuitchan3, May 08 2002


       Where I live there are lots of signs like this. They seem common in the centre of cities (typically giving distances in 1/2 or 1/4 miles for the tourists). I don't think giving distances in footsteps would be very useful: too much variation, and who counts their footsteps?
pottedstu, May 08 2002

       yup, baked I'm afraid. I'll try & find a link.   

       <later> you're just going to have to take my word for it I'm afraid.
stupop, May 08 2002

       I've seen these as well, in many places. Common in some city tourist destinations (eg. Boston's got 'em).
waugsqueke, May 08 2002

       well baked in london. though the signs are often to far apart & you can get lost between them...

also, in bavaria they dont put the distance, they put the time. as 2km on the flat is a very different experience to 2km up a 45degree path. though they havent yet started to put different times for winter.
mymus, May 08 2002

       Ob Steven Wright:
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have enough time.
mwburden, May 08 2002


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