Alignment of drainage cover slots along bike path seems designed to catch wheels

Reported in the Cycle path category by Thomas Young at 15:30, Sun 29 November 2015

Sent to Christchurch City Council 1 hour later.

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All the stormwater drainage covers on the surface of the new bike paths (e.g., Tuam St and Ferry Road) have the slots in line with, rather than across, the direction of travel. This seems designed to catch a wheel - the only safe way to ride them is to avoid them. The wiggle pattern doesn't help - just will force a wheel one way then the other. What's the thinking behind this layout? And how can they be fixed on these existing paths, and equally importantly, on any new paths?

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