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Walking Distance Yardstick

It is not so straight forward to make a distance estimation when using online map. The tiny scale is hardly useful. So I have made some measurement base on some San Francisco landmark for use as a yardstick. The measurement is the approximate distance from the front entrance of the Ferry Building.

  • 100m - The Art and Craft Market by Justin Herman Square
  • 200m - The length of the Ferry building
  • 500m - Embarcadero BART at Beale St
  • 1 km - Montgomery BART at 2nd St
  • 3.2 km - Van Ness

Another rule of thumb is a brisk walk of 1 km takes about 10 minutes. So to walk to Van Ness, it should take a little more than 30 minutes. This number I have validated in my walk early this week.

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