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West Hollywood to make rainbow crosswalks permanent in honor of gay pride

Monday, September 10, 2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — The city of West Hollywood has announced that it will make permanent the temporary rainbow crosswalks installed back in June in honor of gay pride month.

Steve Campbell, the city’s facilities and field services manager, told LGBTQ Nation that the colored thermoplastic markings and specialized paint for the crosswalks are being custom made to match the six colors of the gay pride rainbow flag.

Campbell acknowledged that the estimated cost to upgrade the rainbow crosswalks is around $67,364. He said the cost for the initial temporary installation in June ran $13,000.

The West Hollywood City Council had approved the permanent markings of the crosswalks during an August 20 meeting, stating that the project will help market the city as an LGBT tourist destination.

Campbell said that city workers will install the permanent markings during late-night hours on weeknights to minimize added traffic congestion.

“We will be completed by Halloween,” adding, “We hope to have it done before AIDS Walk (on October 14).”

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13 more reader comments:

  1. I used to live in North Hollywood and I went to Pride events in West Hollywood.

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 8:55pm
  2. About time!

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 8:57pm
  3. I like that. Colorful. I’d like that at crosswalks anywhere bcuz it’s more colorful than gray asphalt.

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:05pm
  4. YAH !!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THOSE CROSSWALKS !!!!

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:08pm
  5. cant like this enough !! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:12pm
  6. <3 it's about time!!!!

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:28pm
  7. no gay asians allowed in WEHO. only for white & latino guys even with whiter skinned in WEHO.

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:57pm
  8. So Proud!!!

    Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:48pm
  9. lovely! :)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 4:00am
  10. That’s awesome!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:50am
  11. amazing! :)]

    Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 9:05am
  12. So cool

    Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:50pm
  13. The paths to RAGE and MICKYs

    Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2:59pm