We were just notified by the city we are in that they are not going to plow in neighborhoods that get snowfall under 2", to cut down costs
That's good and all, but my section of neighborhood lies in perpetual shade in the winter due to surrounding trees and hills, so when it's cold enough I could have ice or compacted snow in front of the house indefinitely. Which would put me in the same situation where the initial short trip out of the neighborhood would be the tough part when everything else is dry and ridable.
And that should also mean that I shouldn't take responsibility for removing snow from our sidewalk for anything under 2" either!!!!