Sportshoe Center, and I found a product called that really helped with the safety problems. They are not a cure all for everything, but they do make it a lot easier and get rid of the need to actually run in the roads.
are light-weight crampons that fit running shoes. They have nine cleats that do a good job of gripping ice, but they do not work quite as well when there is a thin layer of snow over the ice. When you wear them, you need to bear in mind that you can still slip; it’s just a lot less likely that you are going to.
When I wear mine out pond running, they work out the best. I can run over the ice without working about sticking to the snow drifts, which lets me run out away from the shore a ways. I also can fit them on my boots for when I am walking, but they can come off fairly easily if I do not put them on just right.
If you are walking on tile or concrete or some other non-slick surface, they can tend to make it a little slick. They are pretty quick to take on or off, though, so I will sometimes carry them when I do not need them and put them on during the run when I get to a trail or icy stretch.