I live in a typical suburban neighborhood with lots of houses. When it snows, I make sure to clear my sidewalk. 75% of my neighbors do not, so I've noticed lots of people walking their dogs in the street.
I live in the sticks so it doesn't matter to anyone but me. But I do clear enough to get from my front stoop to my vehicles. However in our local borough the ordinance requires a homeowner to clear all sidewalks in or abutting his property within 24 hours of a snowfall, using antiskid if necessary. They have to be cleared edge-to-edge including ramps to the street and handicapped accesses.
I answered 'no' because I do have a public access sidewalk in front of my house that I do not bather to shovel. The reason is that this sidewalk ends at both property lines and my neighbors do not have sidewalks. Pedestrians would have to climb over snowbanks to access the walk.
I do shovel my driveway and sidewalk access to the house though.
Always have shoveled to keep sidewalks clear mainly because I dont want someone slipping in front of my house. Dont know if it's because I dont want to see someone hurt or I just dont want to go outside and socialize with someone
But this year a friend moving into an apartment when he retires gave me his snowblower so that will make it alot easier!
I always shovel, even if it's an inch or two, before people can walk extensively on it.
When people walk on the snow, it gets packed down and becomes much harder to remove. Then invariably it thaws and freezes and turns to ice, and the sidewalk becomes a real hazard. So the half hour it usually takes me to shovel my corner lot is well worth the problems that would result if someone were to slip and fall on my sidewalk and get seriously hurt!
i have not this year. i am not lazy i have been working 18 hours per day this winter. i quite honestly and simply not physically able to after all that. I did salt the heck out of it so it melted it down pretty fast.
last year i shoveled out my driveway and all my sidewalks. i have 1000 square feet of decking out back that i kept shoveled last year. didn't do it this year...was lucky to keep the cars washed and the house cleaned.