I was unprepared for cold and snowy winters when I first moved from California to the East Coast. But a couple of decades later, I’ve learned some tricks to make my car-free lifestyle fairly comfortable when the weather isn’t at its best.
My best tip is to have as many commute options as you have winter gear—an all-weather plan. I bike as often as I can, but I also look up a few bus options for the days I don’t want to bike. It takes a bit of planning ahead, but with the help of Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), you can do it too. Depending on the weather and how you want to get to work, here are a few basics to keep in mind.