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Old 10-12-05, 10:17 PM   #1
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Here is the web site: http://www.siouxlandtrails.org/ Please bear with us it is still under construction.

Here is the map: http://www.siouxlandtrails.org/downl...Trails_Map.pdf

The map is available locally.

The locations it can be found are as follows:

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
The Sgt Floyd Museum & Welcome Center
Sioux City Parks & Rec. office at the Long Lines Family Center
City Hall in Sioux City
South Sioux City Parks & Rec. office
City Hall in South Sioux City
Adams Nature Preserve Visitor Center
Albrecht's Cycle Shop
Scheels All Sports
Sgt. Bluff Rec. Center
Marina Inn
Four Seasons Health Club
The Siouxland Y

Outside of the Sioux City area the maps will be available at bike shops in certain cities, they are as follows:
In South Dakota: Vermillion, Yankton & Sioux Falls
In Nebraska: Omaha
In Iowa: Council Bluffs & Des Moines

By all means please tell me your opinions of it. We are looking for improvment ideas for the next version we will have printed. Which is when all 3,500 of the current maps are gone.

There is another side to the map that I will try & have included in the PDF so both sides can be viewed. The other side has the safety tips, etc on it.

Here is a little story on the unveiling of the map. It also has the address to the trails foundation P.O. Box. If you would like a hard copy please send a self addressed stamped envelope & we will make sure you receive one.

http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/hotnews/...sp?NewsID=1166

Here is another story on the map & the foundation:
http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/hotnews/...sp?NewsID=1187

The hard copy version of the map is the perfect size. It folds up so it can easily fit in a jersey pocket, seat pack, purse, waste pack or even a back pants pocket.

If it was not for the grant from the Chesterman Family Foundation the map would not be free to the public. Thanks to the grant money it is free.
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I'd remove the Fire Station, Police Station, and Hospital symbols and replace them with locations of bike shops. If you have an accident bad enough to need emergency services, they will come to you. But a bike problem requires you to find an LBS.
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We need to have the symbols for the fire, police & hospitals. I think it has something to do with a liability issue, we also have a liability disclaimer on the map as well.

There is another side to the map that I have to speak with the web master about adding to the web site. It has the locations & phone numbers of the bike shops.
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We need to have the symbols for the fire, police & hospitals. I think it has something to do with a liability issue, we also have a liability disclaimer on the map as well.

There is another side to the map that I have to speak with the web master about adding to the web site. It has the locations & phone numbers of the bike shops.
Curious. The Dallas, TX Bike Plan is a multipage book form map showing the various on-street bike routes throughout the city. It identifies bike shops but does not identify Police/Fire/Hospitals. Street maps intended for auto use do not necessarily show these items.

I would expect that a list of applicable phone numbers for emergency and non-emergency police and medical services would be sufficient. In an era of near-universal cell phone use, I really don't see any liklihood that someone is going to limp up to a fire station looking for a bandaid. Besides which, the vast majority of first responders are generally deployed throughout a large city in order to provide a rapid response. If you keep your eyes open as you drive around town, you might see an ambulance parked here and there away from fire stations. Almost all police on duty are going to be driving around the city, not sitting at the station.

I would double-check who says that these symbols are required since they seem to do little more than clutter up the map and (in my view) provide little useful information to the riding public.
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