I support Richmond, Indiana's official to plan to become a sustainable city and I hope you do, too. Part of this vision includes better support for walking and biking around town. With 10 inches of snow on the ground, clearing our sidewalks is simple way that we can promote walkability in our town.
City ordinance requires that we have our own sidewalk shoveled by 10 AM-- and keep it clean-- or risk a $50 fine. Today I went further than that-- I made sure this side of my block was walkable from end to end, not just from my property line. I challenge others to do the same: insure the that the sidewalk is sufficiently shoveled on your block to walk from end-to-end.
It could mean a little more exercise for you, possibly a pleasant surprise for a neighbor, a definite gift for our postal workers, and a welcoming sight for anyone who might walk by.