Sioux City’s KCAU TV (Channel 9) did a great story on the big community meeting turnout that has shut down the city council’s expansion plans…for now. Some memorable quotes: It’s a strip of the highway that’s been undergoing makeovers for decades. First it was 2 lanes, then 4, now it’s down to 3 lanes. But there […]
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The Sioux City Journal has covered the story of how “more than 400″ Sioux Center residents mobilized to halt the Main Ave. expansion, albeit temporarily. People now know that their voice does matter. Within the first two days, we had over 400 petitions returned to us.” –Rachel Hoogeveen, chair of Citizens for Responsible Growth The SCJ […]
Sioux Center citizens spoke out in a united voice, and their city council responded. About 400 citizens packed the room at a Wednesday, March 27, public hearing in Sioux Center. The meeting was called to present the city’s plans to expand US 75 to 5 lanes, but instead, the council announced it was tabling the […]
This press release went out last night/this morning: “Sioux Center citizen group takes to the streets to stop Main street expansion.” Feel free to redistribute.
This letter from Sioux Center resident and parking design expert Warren Vander Helm appeared in the Sioux Center News on March 20. What is the first thing an infant wants to do, and the last thing an older person wants to give up? It’s to walk. Renee Wielenga, in her February 20 “From the News […]
At our Facebook Page you can read all the recent letters to the editor of the Sioux Center News opposing the highway expansion. (Nobody has written in support of it.) And here are the articles in the paper that have addressed the whole controversy. The People of Sioux Center DO NOT want this expansion. Make […]
The Portland, Oregon Metro Regional Government issued a Safety Report in 2012 showing that 5 lane arterial streets have an injury crash rate 10 times higher than 3 lane arterials, and the fatal or incapacitating injury rate is 6 times higher with 5 lanes. (See page 30 of the report.) Streets with more lanes have an […]
Sioux Center resident Gerald Wissink shared his concerns about a five-lane highway earlier this month with KTIV News Channel Four: ”We’re going to lose a few children, maybe some seniors,” he fears.
Jacob Hall broke the numbers down in the Sioux Center News. According to this phone poll, most Sioux Center residents oppose the expansion. Read the results at our Facebook Page.
Late last month, KMEG covered the growing controversy over the proposed Main Street expansion in Sioux Center. They talked to residents concerned about the high costs and the threat to safety, both of which loom as long term negatives for the town if the expansion goes through. KMEG also noticed the disagreement between the City’s […]