Bright & Early: Watch Where You Roll Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Local cyclists are complaining that Metro isn’t responding quickly enough to the need to replace non-bike-friendly storm drains that have caused serious accidents around the city. Grates whose openings are parallel to the streets can swallow up bike tires and cause cyclists to flip over their handlebars, as has happened in the past and resulted in some pretty hefty lawsuits against Metro. And although some of the grates have been replaced with others that have slats facing perpendicular to the street, there are still enough of the parallel grates to cause a problem.

Photo by sleepy rabbit.