What is the Mayes County Trails Alliance?
Pryor has been involved for a number of years in sidewalk projects and Safe Routes to Schools. Because of these activities, we were fortunate to receive a grant through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to build bicycle trails, walking paths and other quality of life projects in our community.
When all of the planned phases to develop the Mayes County Trail system are complete, the trails will connect all Mayes County communities with one another, with employment centers and with the area lakes.
Since bicycle/pedestrian facilities promote nonpolluting forms of transportation, the system will improve air quality and reduce congestion in the area. Greenway trail corridors will also improve water quality and reduce the impacts of flooding by preserving floodplain lands and streamside buffers. In all, the Pryor Bicycle/Pedestrian System will make the region a cleaner, greener and better place to live, work and play for generations to come.
The following is the vision statement crafted by the residents of Pryor as an overall guide to developing the proposed bicycle/pedestrian facilities system:
The fully completed Pryor’s Bicycle/Pedestrian System will provide safe and convenient facilities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, in-line skaters, and wheelchair users. The bicycle/pedestrian facilities will connect residential areas to significant outdoor recreation areas, lakes, and parks. The system will offer citizens an enhanced alternative to automobile travel, providing routes to popular destinations, including employment centers, retail establishments, tourist attractions, medical facilities, parks and schools.