As everybody knows, road bike tires are slim... So, here's a photo of my Victorinox (Ranger Model) Swiss Army Knife compared to a road bike's tires:
and here's the same knife in a grate located in the bike lane at the Upper Boones Ferry Rd/SW Durham Rd intersection...
or this gem of a grate located right next to Tualatin's City Hall/Library...
Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 810.150
810.150. Drain construction; compliance with bicycle safety requirements; guidelines.
(1) Street drains, sewer drains, storm drains and other similar openings in a roadbed over which traffic must pass that are in any portion of a public way, highway, road, street, footpath or bicycle trail that is available for use by bicycle traffic shall be designed and installed, including any modification of existing drains, with grates or covers so that bicycle traffic may pass over the drains safely and without obstruction or interference.
(2) The Department of Transportation shall adopt construction guidelines for the design of public ways in accordance with this section. Limitations on the applicability of the guidelines are established under ORS 801.030.
I don't think that these grates qualify as "Safe"... Do you?
How about these?
(Ok, I'll admit, Tualatin has already fixed that last one)
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