walking distance

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Noun[edit]

walking distance (countable and uncountable, plural walking distances)

  1. A distance that a person can reasonably walk.
    • 2017, Philip Langdon, Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All, Island Press (→ISBN), page 22:
      Measuring the Walkable Community The Charter of the New Urbanism states that “many activities of daily living should occur within walking distance,
      allowing independence to those who do not drive, especially the elderly and the young.[...”]
    • 2021 November 23, Charles Hugh Smith, When Risk and Opportunity Become Personal[1]:
      The lower the population density, the lower the risk of herd mentality running amok.
      The greater the quantity of food grown within walking distance, the lower the risk of starvation.