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    Tire Trapper Stormwater Grates

    I thought everyone got rid of these already...do you have any on your ride?

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...cost-city-196K

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    I also thought these things had all gone away. Definitely not any on my daily commute, although I still give every drain grate I pass a somewhat nervous glance just to be sure it hasn't morphed on into a tire catcher or some how disappeared overnight leaving a gaping hole.
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    I dont recall seeing any on my commute.

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    Had one back when I first started commuting to work. Sent an email to the local road department with a description of the location and a photo. It was changed out the next day.

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    I haven't seen any of these for a number of years, but I, too, give every storm grate and manhole cover a visual assessment before riding over them. A lot of them, while technically the "safe" style, have really rough pavement transitions that are best to avoid, anyway.

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    I seem to remember that this problem came forward in the '70s and '80s. I understand budgets, but we are talking about 40 years'. Seems like a 1% per year effort would have the main routes long completed. At some point excess fiscal constraint crosses over into negligence.

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    I think that a lot of cities have traded in that problem for:



    We have a lightrail system, but it's all in separate ROWs. But we'll be getting new lines that run in the street so I'm wondering how that will work (although not really an issue for me, since my tires are always pretty huge and I hop stuff)

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    Here in Mass Mass-bike the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition got the state to turn the slotted grates 90 degrees and install square hole grates in new storm drains instead of slotted grates.

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    Makes one heck of an argument for a fatbike.
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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