The City of North Vancouver, alongside the North Shore Pride Alliance, has unveiled the North Shore’s first Pride rainbow crosswalk, in celebration and support of the LGBTQ2+ community.
The new crosswalk is located at Lonsdale Avenue and 14th Street, a frequently occupied area of the city. It’s also just metres away from North Vancouver’s City Library and city hall, as well as a short distance from Lonsdale Quay.
“Our city embraces and celebrates diversity in all forms including sexual orientation and gender identity,” says Mayor Linda Buchanan in a written statement. “I’m very proud of our rainbow crosswalk, a symbol of our solidarity with the LGBTQ2+ community, demonstrating that everyone is welcome in our city.”
The crosswalk comes just after a successful Pride Week celebrated in the North Shore, which included events at The Shipyards, and a flag-raising celebration at city hall.
The City of Burnaby has also approved the installation of four crosswalks, which will be located at all four of Burnaby’s town centres.
As a whole, there are now over 40 LGBTQ rainbow crosswalks installed or in planning stages, including the famous rainbow crosswalk in the Davie Village in downtown Vancouver’s West End.