The new cycle path is not particularly wide at this point, and by having grates that are hazardous the capacity of the cycle path is significantly reduced. Cyclists will need to give these grates a wide berth.
Perhaps the grates have been installed incorrectly? If they were rotated 90 degrees they would be much better.
I certainly hope that this is to not to be the new standard design for storm water grates in Christchurch.