The other day there was an all out listserv BRAWL over ice and alleys.
When you shovel and salt your front porches/steps to remove the snow and ice, please also shovel and salt the alley behind your home. It is extremely helpful to those who use the alley to access parking. Thanks.
Excuse me - you want me to shovel the alley so you can park your car? I think your expectations are extreme and slightly self centered.
First off, I do not think any DC code even suggests that the alley behind my house is my responsibility to shovel. The sidewalk in front is another matter - all you mention is porches and steps - and I notice on my block that the people who park their cars in their yards from the alley in general do not bother with shoveling the sidewalk in front of their houses - which IS required by DC code within 8 hours of the end of the snowfall - please correct me if I am wrong.
My attitude is if you want a shoveled alley - do it yourself and spare me your helpful attitude.
Let us all take sides now - to the comments section!