The roads are not too bad, but there is still quite a bit of ice, and I am glad I have studs. I don't know if the studs really do a whole lot of good, but they give me a sense of security, and even a false sense of security is better than nothing. Plus, the tires make my nerd-boy commuter bike look cool.
It will be interesting to see if anyone else has started commuting yet. I would imagine that Gym Teacher is either already out there, or will be shortly. I may not see him until the Post Falls side of the trail opens up, or unless I start leaving for work on time, and I don't see that happening.