Posts Tagged: rainbow crosswalks

Rainbow Crosswalks for Austin?

LGBT advocates in America’s third-gayest city have renewed their push to install rainbow-colored crosswalks on a downtown street. Austin Pride wants two rainbow-colored crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street — named for a pioneering Texas LGBT activist — in the city’s warehouse district, which is home to its largest gay nightclubs. The rainbow crosswalks received initial… Read more »

Atlanta Okays Temporary Rainbow Crosswalks for Gayborhood

The gayborhood will get a little gayer just in time for Pride. The Atlanta City Council on Monday approved the temporary installation of rainbow crosswalks at a busy Midtown intersection. The resolution, sponsored by City Council member Kwanza Hall, enables the crosswalks for 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue for two weeks, paving the way for… Read more »

Philadelphia Gets Rainbow Crosswalks

The City of Philadelphia and Philly Pride Presents worked together to paint the zebra crossings rainbow-coloured in the local ‘Gayborhood.’ By coincidence, the eight walkways- planned since March- were unveiled in Pennsylvania the same day that the US Supreme Court announced its ruling in favour of same-sex marriage. According to the Philadelphia Gay News, Philly… Read more »

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood to Get Rainbow Crosswalks

Expect to see a burst of color if you’re walking through the Gayborhood this summer. Philly Pride Presents in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia will paint permanent rainbow-colored crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locust streets following Philadelphia’s Pride Parade. The eight crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party… Read more »

Rainbow Crosswalks for Philadelphia Gayborhood?

A popular Philadelphia neighborhood could soon become a lot more colorful with plans to add rainbow crosswalks at two intersections, according to Philadelphia Gay News. Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia plan to paint eight rainbow crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locusts sts. in the city’s Gayborhood this summer. “We… Read more »

Austin Businesses Oppose Rainbow Crosswalks

The proposal to install rainbow colored crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street at the Lavaca and Colorado intersections entered one of its final stages – but not without some friction from local business owners. Passed by City Council on Sept. 25, the plan would cement the area as a historic Austin “gayborhood” and showcase the City’s… Read more »

Toronto Gayborhood Gets Rainbow Crosswalks

Toronto is hosting World Pride 2014 from June 20 to June 29, but the Canadian capital has already rolled out a welcome to the global LGBT community by painting crosswalks in the Gay Village with a bright rainbow. Located in the heart of the Toronto gayborhood at Church Street and Alexander and Church Street and… Read more »

New Rainbow Crosswalk Design Chosen for Castro Gayborhood

There will be plenty of rainbows at the intersection of 18th and Castro streets in the heart of San Francisco’s gay neighborhood. On Thursday, March 13, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener announced the winning design and location for rainbow crosswalks that will be paid for by the Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District. The crosswalks… Read more »

San Francisco’s Castro District to Get a Facelift

The update will include new sidewalks, more trees, and maybe even rainbow crosswalks. My Castro reports: On April 3, 2013, city planners presented some new options for pedestrian sidewalk upgrades to Castro Street. The improvements, which are set to begin 2014, will include 22-foot sidewalks, brand new trees and pedestrian-scaled lighting, according to SF Streets… Read more »