Texas is getting it's first rainbow crosswalk representing and celebrating the LGBT+ community! It will go up at the intersection of Taft and Westheimer, and it's expected to be there for about 2 1/2 years because SURPRISE! construction. That part of Westheimer is set to be revamped in 2020 and completed in 2021, at which point they'll work on a permanent rainbow crosswalk.
The theme and site of thecrosswalk were chosen at the request of friends of Alex Hill, a twenty-one-year-old man killed in the same intersection after a hit and run crash in January 2016. The crosswalk will complement a traffic box mural painted nearby depicting Hill surrounded by friends with a rainbow sunburst in the background. (Press Release)
I was in the West End of Vancouver recently, and they got Canada's first rainbow crosswalks in 2013. They look so, so cool and make the neighborhood so vibrant. Not to mention the representation for the LGBT+ community! I'm so excited this is happening!
Renderings courtesy of UP Art Studio designer Marco Guerra.