Instead of crossing boring gray and black asphalt, pedestrians will be walking across rainbows at 11 intersections in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood The brightly painted crosswalks were unveiled this week, which is Seattle Pride Week.
Mayor Ed Murray said the move sends a message of support to the gay community. "It says something about Seattle — this is a city of very diverse neighborhoods throughout, with character and obviously an opportunity to celebrate pride nationally," he said.
Of course, some people are complaining about the cost, because of course they are. However, the city is paying the $66,000 bill with fees developers pay to block streets and sidewalks while building. The sidewalks are expected to last three to five years, and just look at them!
What a simple way to not only brighten the city but send a message of love and acceptance to everyone. The world could definitely use more rainbows.
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