MoDOT installs bike-friendly grates in Independence

Truman Road in Independence is currently getting a facelift that includes new bicycle-friendly grates.

The old grates were a parallel-bar design dangerous for bicyclists. The new grates are "curved-vane" grates, one of the best and most bicycle-friendly designs available.

Kudos to MoDOT for making a very bicycle-friendly improvement! Hopefully such bicycle-friendly grates will become the MoDOT standard.

The upper photo shows the old grate and the lower photo shows the new bicycle-friendly grate. Click either photo to see the full-sized photo.