Thursday, January 5, 2017
Fairfax Co Trail Snow Removal and Lighting Pilot ProjectsTrail Snow Removal and Lighting to the Board of Supervisor's Transportation Committee (the slide says July but the presentation was given in October). Since the Tyson Metro stations will have no permanent vehicle parking, access to the stations by pedestrians and bicyclists is critical, including after snow storms.
|Reston Association clears snow on their trails|
See the presentation given to the Board of Supervisors on snow removal and lighting of trails.
It's not clear how much snow must accumulate before the trails will be cleared. There's a reference to the W&OD Trail, stating that that trail is cleared when 6 inches have accumulated which is not what we've heard. We think it's more like 2-3 inches. Even with that little snow, if temperatures are below freezing and people walk on the snow, trails are very difficult to navigate by bike. We think the amount of accumulation before clearing should depend on future conditions; if cold weather is predicted for a long period of time, then even small amounts of snow should be cleared.