Mornington Cyclist sues local council

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Mornington Cyclist sues local council

Postby fat and old » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:01 pm

Looking for something else, This came up:

Injured cyclist sues Mornington Peninsula Shire over controversial road grates

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/sout ... 97e5501326

A subject dear to my heart. About time this happened. What makes this unusual is that the TAC is also suing the council to recoup costs involved.

Council claimed app. 10,700 of them exist. At around $300.00 ea. that's around $3 million to replace.

Don't bother with the comments as per usual.

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Re: Mornington Cyclist sues local council

Postby uart » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:52 pm

Yeah it's a bit ridiculous that those things are still in use, given that bicycles with thin enough tyres to get trapped have been around for at least 50 years!

It's terrible to think that in all that time this has never been addressed, when all they need is a transverse section of grid every 15 to 20 cm and problem solved.

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Re: Mornington Cyclist sues local council

Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:36 pm

uart wrote:Yeah it's a bit ridiculous that those things are still in use, given that bicycles with thin enough tyres to get trapped have been around for at least 50 years!

It's terrible to think that in all that time this has never been addressed, when all they need is a transverse section of grid every 15 to 20 cm and problem solved.

In addition to that the cast iron is being replaced as it is heavy to lift. so they need a lighter version to enable the drains to be cleaned easily.
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Re: Mornington Cyclist sues local council

Postby fat and old » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:08 am

bychosis wrote:
uart wrote:Yeah it's a bit ridiculous that those things are still in use, given that bicycles with thin enough tyres to get trapped have been around for at least 50 years!

It's terrible to think that in all that time this has never been addressed, when all they need is a transverse section of grid every 15 to 20 cm and problem solved.

In addition to that the cast iron is being replaced as it is heavy to lift. so they need a lighter version to enable the drains to be cleaned easily.


Fabricated steel, same as new versions. :)

And draion cleaning??? Whassat???? :lol: We have a drain that has flooded every time iot rains since I moved into the street (Mornington Shire). It floods when I drain the pool into it!!

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Re: Mornington Cyclist sues local council

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:59 pm

uart wrote:Yeah it's a bit ridiculous that those things are still in use, given that bicycles with thin enough tyres to get trapped have been around for at least 50 years!

It's terrible to think that in all that time this has never been addressed, when all they need is a transverse section of grid every 15 to 20 cm and problem solved.


The other side of that line of argument is that bicycle tyres that are thick enough to not get trapped, have been around for 100 years. Why do people insist on using equipment that is not fit for the purpose of riding along regular streets? :D

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Re: Mornington Cyclist sues local council

Postby uart » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:20 pm

ironhanglider wrote:The other side of that line of argument is that bicycle tyres that are thick enough to not get trapped, have been around for 100 years. Why do people insist on using equipment that is not fit for the purpose of riding along regular streets? :D


Yeah but apart from those stupid grates, 25C tyres are actually quite suitable on many suburban streets and cycleways these days. Look at the size of the gaps in that grate (pictured in story), it would probably even trap some brands of 28C tyre.

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