dave45 wrote:.... live closer to work. How close is that? - as close as you can conveniently walk or cycle ! You know it makes sense.
Yes - that has been a major factor in my decisions on where to live (and trying to include as many of my other frequent routes in that same "easy distance"). It gets a little more complicated as you have to include other people but is definitely an improvement in quality of life when it all fits together (my wife now works about five minutes closer to home than I do... we can easily meet for lunch when we haven't got other meetings on).
Not setting yourself up for a long cycle is also good if you can do it - if your bike is temporarily out of action, you aren't faced with too long a walk. For exercise purposes, you can always take a longer route home or figure in a couple of steep climbs!