It’s not every day you see a rainbow in the sky, but how about on the ground?
That’s the goal for neighborhood organizers who are teaming up with the city to create a display of inclusivity and support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Buffalo Exchange Colorado, the Baker Broadway Merchant Association and the Office of Councilman Jolon Clark want to install a rainbow crosswalk across S. Broadway and W. Irvington Place just outside of the Buffalo Exchange.
The rainbow crosswalk will span Broadway North and South of W Irvington Pl.
According to their website, the project would be a visual demonstration of the neighborhood’s spirit of inclusiveness. They are looking to raise $25,000 to cover the cost of installing it, and ideally, they hope to have it done by May for PrideFest.
The money raised will cover the cost of installing permanent thermoplastic pavement markers in the colors of the rainbow.
According to their site, these materials are more effective than paint because the thermoplastic “will be able to withstand the daily wear and tear of Broadway traffic.”
More information about the project and donations can be found here.
Rainbow crosswalks were installed in Midtown Atlanta last summer, costing the city $196,000 to install. They will last 10 years.