Surrey is a bit more colourful with the installation of a new rainbow crosswalk.
The colourful crosswalk symbolizes support for the LGBTQ community, and it’s a timely addition seeing that June is Pride Month.
The crosswalk was first announced earlier in June.
According to the City of Surrey, the crosswalk cost $8,500 and has been painted at the intersection of Old Yale Road and University Drive near Holland Park, which is the site of Surrey’s Pride Festival.
— City of Surrey (@CityofSurrey) June 18, 2018
“The rainbow crosswalk is on the route of Surrey’s Pride Parade and next to Holland Park where the city’s annual Pride Festival is held. The addition of a rainbow crosswalk only further strengthens the message that Surrey is an inclusive and welcoming city to all,” said Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner in a statement sent to Daily Hive, earlier this month.
Other LGBTQ Pride rainbow-coloured crosswalks in the region are located in downtown Vancouver’s West End, downtown New Westminster, Coquitlam City Centre, and Maple Ridge.