For those of you coming down the temporary Flyover ramp onto the existing path, beware of this trench. It's deeper than it looks, filled with water, and with the current configuration, cyclists traveling South will pass over it almost in parallel. I witnessed a man get taken down on his 28 tires last night. Don't get trenched!
Added photos with a Divvy tire for reference.
Thanks! I'll be making my first trip of the year past there soon, and that's just the kind of thing that's been known to take me down.
I broke an arm in a cycling accident due to a similar situation. I'd hope the park district fixes this immediately, as otherwise someone's going to get hurt, and then the City is going to get sued. This is a designated bike path, and they're not going to get to hide behind Boub on this one. Why has the implementation of all of this been such a joke?
What a shame, it's not like CDOT doesn't have extensive experience putting those large metal plates down for situations like this.
I've definitely busted my $#%+ on hazards like that before. Thanks for the FYI.
I have sent the photos directly to CDOT at their request.
This morning I noticed that a metal plate has been placed over this trench, making it much smoother.
The merge point still remains a horrible design that I'm sure will lead to near collisions all summer, but at least you won't get trenched.
And BTW, watch out for the raised/bent seam at the north end of the drawbridge. That does not look like a quick fix. Its like a mini curb in the middle of the sb lane now.
That thing you mention... looks like it's been getting higher over time.