The Department of Parks and Recreation will treat and clear up to 10 miles of high-volume, multi-use County trails this snow season. The goal is to give the most heavily used County trails the same priority and response time as primary arterial streets. The actual response time and trail conditions will vary as the ease of snow removal can greatly differ from one event to the next. Targeted trails:
- 5.2 miles of the Custis Trail from Lynn Street to W&OD Trail (Washington & Old Dominion)
- 1.25 miles of the Bluemont Junction Trail from Fairfax Drive to W&OD Trail
- 2.25 miles of Four Mile Run Trail from National Airport to Shirlington Road
- 0.4 miles of Route 110 Trail between Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington Cemetery
Trail clearing information will be posted through regular County snow communication channels as well as on the BikeArlington Forum.
The Department of Environmental Services will conduct a pilot program this winter season to remove snow from the County’s protected bike lanes (also known as cycle tracks). During a winter event:
- Snow removal operations will take place primarily during the day.
- Lanes will be pre-treated with a salt-brine solution and plowed using specialized equipment.
- The response time may vary depending on weather conditions.
Additional funding has been requested to expand the program in the coming years and acquire necessary equipment.
Cyclists should continue to exercise extra caution in wintry conditions.