January 7, 2012 by Chris Sussmann
The City states the purpose of the trail system is for
recreation, transportation, and economic pursuits.
And it should
improve access to recreation resources and improve transportation efficiency.
The part I like is the focus on transportation. The ability to quickly get around town without the dangers of traffic is a huge relief. I have been commuting to work and running errands by bike for years. I have become comfortable on the city streets. And even though these trails are not officially opened, I have noticed the pleasure of a car free environment while using them.
What can we expect next? Once they complete the Railroad Pass Trail (Wheatridge to Parkway), they will start on the Channel Freeway Trail (Cheastnut to Meadowlake Park). And step three will be the Quail’s Quad Trail.
Quail’s Quad Trail is a proposed trail in west Enid that begins at Chestnut Ave. and moves north along the drainage channel to Bunker Hill St. then east to Oakwood Road. Two additional segments branch off the trail connecting additional housing additions. Destinations served include numerous neighborhoods such as, Quail’s Creek Subdivision, Oakcrest addition, and Oakwood Estates as well as Glenwood Elementary School.
I hope you are enjoying the new trail system as much as we are.