Cozy Commute Options

There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to winter. The holidays, time spent with family and friends and the chance of waking up to a beautiful snow-covered landscape.

However, if you commute to work or school, winter weather may impact how you get around. Thankfully, Alexandria has plenty of convenient options to get you to your destination safely and comfortably.

Here are some of the best ways to get around during winter weather:

Metro + Bus

The Metro is safe, reliable and climate-controlled – plus, it will fly by the traffic that stacks up in severe weather – making it the best option to get around during winter. 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).

Metrobus and DASH 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.

There’s a bus nearby that can take you to the Metro! Throw on a warm jacket and head down to N Beauregard Street and take the Metrobus 7A bus to Pentagon Metro Station. The 7A bus arrives every 20 minutes, so stay warm and track when your bus arrives using the Transit App or the real-time transit display in the lobby of Array. Your bus ride is free when you transfer to Metro!

Gear Up for Your Walk or Bike Ride

If your destination is close enough to walk or bike to, make sure to gear up with some protective equipment to make your commute safe and comfortable.

We recommend keeping some of the following gear on-hand:

We’ll Create Your Plan

It’s important to have a plan before winter is in full swing. Luckily, our commute plan tool will give you multiple options to reach any destination from West Alex. Get step-by-step directions today at the link below!

Plan Your Comfortable Commute

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