While Arlington’s 3.58 miles of protected bike lanes are cleared after a snow storm by the Department of Environmental Services’ Solid Waste Bureau, unprotected bike lanes are not specifically plowed.
Initial response efforts may leave primary roadways only passable with one vehicle lane in each direction and bare pavement may not yet be visible. Residential roadways may be passable with only a single vehicle lane and also no bare pavement yet visible.
People on bikes encountering snow in bike lanes are legally permitted to ride in the standard travel lanes, though riders may experience more traffic stress than their normal ride.
The Department of Parks & Recreation is responsible for clearing high-use trails in the County.