Friday, February 14, 2014

Mountains of snow on trails and sidewalks

Once again most people who walk and bike to get around are forced either to walk or bike in the road or not travel at all, unless you live in Reston. Most of the trails in Reston have been plowed and are passable, with the exception of the W&OD Trail. The trails that were plowed are maintained by the Reston Association.

Riding in the road is always and option and for some riders that's OK. However, many riders make use of trails for some or most of their trips.

Reston Association trail at Lake Thoreau
Walking and biking are important travel options to the Reston Association Board and they have shown their support by budgeting the funds need to plow their trails.

We can't expect county trails and sidewalks to be cleared of snow unless VDOT and Fairfax County set aside the resources needed to do the work. They also need to give better guidance to snow plow drivers to direct them to avoid dumping snow at the corners of intersections where the large mounds of snow gather and remain for weeks.

While the W&OD Trail management purchased a snow blower a few years back, that trail is still covered with snow, at least in this area.

I'm fortunate to live in Reston. There hasn't been a time since the last snow that our trails were not clear. There is ice in spots and we need to be careful, but most of the trails are usable. That's one reason that Reston is a bicycle-friendly community. Thanks Reston Association.


Any chance that Fairfax or VDOT might clear the bike path along Braddock Road? The way it looks right now it might take a couple of weeks for it to melt.

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