A great walking community
The city and borough of Sitka has a new honor with its Walk Friendly Community designation.
The announcement was made earlier this week by Walk Friendly Communities, a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities to establish or recommit to safer walking environments.
The WFC program will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort.
The award is the on the heels of a 2012 Sitka Health Summit wellness project.
Over 50 miles of trails throughout the community, with another 100 miles planned for construction or reconstruction is available in Sitka.