The following is the vision statement crafted for Pryor as an overall guide to developing the proposed bicycle/pedestrian facilities system. The vision, goals and objectives were publicly discussed and refined to reflect the needs and desires of local residents. This was accomplished through a public workshop which took place on May 7, 2015. Over a dozen local residents attended this meeting in Pryor.
In the third quarter of 2016 the Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded Pryor a $600,000.00 grant to begin construction of the Pryor Trail system.
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.
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.
Plans to develop the Mayes County Trail system are complete. Those trails will connect all Mayes County communities with one another, with MidAmerica Industrial Park and with the area lakes.