I'm within 1.5KM from the station and have on regular occasions walked to the station in the mornings around 7-8am and back home after work around 7pm without any drama whatsoever. In fact I've walked home one time at 1am with no issues. However naturally, one should always exercise caution when walking alone late in the nights anywhere, especially so for women. In terms of traffic this depends I guess on the street you are traveling eg. Clyde St gets a steady flow of traffic and so does Blaxcell St and Williams St they're probably the busiest residential streets I believe. I'm male in early 30's with a young family. Hope that helps answer your question and/or concerns. Welcome to the area if this is a decision point for you.