Each of these projects are expected to include bike lanes, as well as other reconstruction improvements, Moore said.

Begnoche is simply happy that the new bike lane means progress for cyclists like himself.

"Sioux City will soon open its second lane (on a resurfaced part of Riverside Boulevard., which is slated to open this fall) and that is a step in the right direction," he said. "Cycling is a such a family-friendly activity that we should make it as accessible for as many people as possible."