The city's trail system, which has grown to more than 47 miles, is increasingly becoming a way for people to get to work or run a quick errand, said Hal McKnight, chairman of the Oklahoma City Trails Advisory Committee.
"With the warmer weather and high gas prices, we are seeing these trails used for people to get to and from work and running errands and shopping," McKnight
Many people know about the trails around Lake Hefner and the Oklahoma River.But the city's recent efforts have been toward expanding the trails through urban and residential areas.
and Ogle said they've seen people using bicycles with baskets attached to carry groceries home, and a few people who ride their bicycle to work.
"My belief is as you build the trail system, the people will come," McKnight
expects the pace of trails construction to pick up as more people begin to use them and see how convenient they could be with more trails through residential areas.
"What we are already seeing is that the more trail expansion and improvements we have in this city, the more they are used," McKnight