Comfortable Commutes for Cold Weather
If you commute to your workplace or school, it’s important to have a plan for how you’ll get there in case of inclement winter weather and cold temperatures.
Here are your best commuting options in winter weather:
Metro + Bus
The Metro is safe, reliable and climate-controlled making it the best option to get around during winter weather. Since it rides on rails with various safety systems in place, the Metro continues to run in rain, sleet and up to 6 inches of snow (excluding non-weather-related disruptions).
Fairfax Connector buses can operate in normal levels of snowfall, but in cases of severe weather the system is limited to only the safest routes. Only in the most extreme cases will service be suspended altogether.
Gear Up for Your Walk or Bike Ride
If your destination is close enough to walk or bike to, the best way to make your commute safer and more comfortable is to gear up with some protective equipment.
To make your walk or bike ride safer during winter weather, we recommend keeping some of the following gear on hand:
- Ice & Snow Grip Shoe Covers
- Reflective Sash (worn over your preferred winter jacket)
- Touchscreen Gloves to protect your hands while using your smartphone to navigate
- Neck & Face Warmers
- Wool Socks to protect your feet
We’ll Create Your Plan
It’s important to have a plan before winter is in full swing. Luckily, we have a tool that will give you multiple options to reach any destination from the Towers Crescent. Find your closest options and get step-by-step directions today at the link below!