Just like "respect and you will be respected" or "see and be seen", shoveling your sidewalk will help you (and others) walk and roll safely during winter time. Most municipalities leave it to the residents to maintain the sidewalks outside their homes and to clear the snow within 24 hours of the storm stopping. If you live in Colorado, like I do, shoveling early (even when it's still snowing) and periodically, with the help of the clear skies and sunshine, will clean and dry the sidewalks magically. But not after this snow storm! When you are rolling in a wheelchair or mobility scooter you heavily depend on the sidewalks to be accessible. This fierce lady that took the matter into her own hands!