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Sioux City leaders consider adding bike lanes to streets

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – City leaders are considering adding bike lanes to city streets in Sioux City.

Some say it’s a needed addition.

Others argue it’s a hassle.

The Sioux City City Council and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee held their first joint meeting today.

They discussed items of general interest and concerns in the city.

The committee presented the idea of adding bike lanes on Hamilton Blvd.

Some City Council Members are concerned about the bike lanes being located on that street.

They say Hamilton is already a very busy street, and adding bike lanes there would slow down traffic.

Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott says it’s a tough street to navigate, even on a Sunday.

The council suggested they begin the bike lane project on a less busy street, like Jackson Street.

“Where are we really lacking that infrastructure, where are cyclist riding that they don’t feel safe so we don’t have a list right now, but I think that’s the direction that we got, come up with a priority list may be its the top three maybe its the top five, so we can start looking at that,” Michelle Bostinelos, Chair of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee.

The project is planned to begin in the fiscal year of 2022.

The committee says wherever they place the bike lanes, they want it to be a positive impact for Sioux City.

Xava Parra

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