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Local groups organize to make Sioux City bike-friendly

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Several local organizations and businesses have partnered up to make Sioux City a more bike friendly community.

The Siouxland Trails Foundation, Siouxland Cyclists, Sheels Sporting Goods, and Siouxland District Health have donated more than eight thousand dollars to create more bike routes.

The money will pay for signs along 84 miles of Sioux City streets.  Three-hundred signs will be purchased.

Siouxland District Health received funding from the state through a grant because Woodbury County is one of 26 in the state with a presence of chronic disease.

"It's one of our concerns, the health and well-being of not only Sioux City, but Woodbury County residents.  As a result of our selection of this criteria we're offered grant funding that they say let's do some community implementation of activities that will help the residents overall," said the Director of Siouxland District Health, Kevin Grieme

The signs are only the first step.  City officials say there are plans to paint stripes on the streets too.

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