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Editorial:Be safe; use walking paths


The State of Alaska provided Petersburg pedestrians with one of the most important safety measures that money could buy. They completed the Haugen Drive walking path to Sandy Beach Park.

It’s a smooth, dry solid walking surface that’s easy to navigate with strollers, bikes, dogs or kids.

However, it can only keep walkers safe if they use it. We continue to see people walking along the sometimes very narrow Haugen Drive right-of-way, at night, wearing no reflective clothing and with no light.

Certainly there’s no prohibition to walking next to the paved roadway, but why risk it?


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