Maybe we citizens need to take responsibility for:
– the condition and type of tires on our vehicles and mobility devices
– the condition and type of footwear we use
– how we maneuver on slippery surfaces
so that municipalities and businesses will not feel compelled to cover every square centimeter of public space with ankle deep road salt.
A RiverSides Stewardship Alliance and Sierra Legal Defence Fund report talks about alternatives to road salt on page 31 here.