Oklahoma City is making great strides toward building a healthier and active community through new walking and biking routes.
Recently the city dedicated its first truly urban trail, connecting neighborhoods and businesses along an 8-mile route. The Will Rogers Trail makes it easier to walk or ride from Lake Hefner and across Northwest Expressway at Meridian Avenue. It continues generally south and ultimately connects to the Oklahoma River Trail system near SW Fifth Street and May Avenue. With the exception of a two-block section, this trail is entirely separated from vehicular traffic.
The city also recently broke ground on the Lake Draper Trail, the final of the three MAPS 3 trails. The 13-mile trail will circle Lake Stanley Draper in southeast Oklahoma City and is expected to be completed this fall. When completed, Oklahoma City will have more than 100 miles of multi-use trails.