Have You Spotted Any Rainbow Crosswalks?

These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?

May 27, 2015, 6:00 AM PDT

By Irvin Dawid


Should you find yourself in the area next month, "(t)hey'll officially be unveiled June 10 at the start of Key West Pride, which runs through June 14," writes KeysInfoNet. Look for them at Duval and Petronia streets.

For those in public works, unlike the painted crosswalks in San Francisco's Castro District, they are "using color thermoplastic for this rainbow design," according to Parking Director John Wilkins. As the image shows, the striping is entirely different than The Castro's.

"Other cities with them include Austin, Texas, Philadelphia and Hollywood, Calif," writes Cave. "The Sacramento, Calif., government has OK'd similar crosswalks in that city."

Jennifer Scholtes and Heather Caygle of Politico Morning Transportation, May 26.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Miami Herald

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