Currently it's not far. Not sure the exact distance but I can walk it in 40 minutes. If I had to walk during a commute it wouldn't be the end of the world but I would be late. The nice thing about the folding design is that I can hop on a bus without hassle (only a few routes here have rack equipped buses).

I passed on the Dahon (they're really expensive here for some 80% more than in the US it seems) and went with the lesser known Norco Origami. I've been pretty impressed so far considering it was almost half the price of the cheapest Dahon I could find locally. I was originally concerned about how tough it is but I weigh 230 and it feels very solid.