Surrey is getting a rainbow crosswalk to celebrate the LGBTQ community

Jun 7 2018, 8:05 pm

Surrey is going to get a splash of colour thanks to the installation of a rainbow crosswalk.

The colourful crosswalk symbolizes support for the LGBTQ community and it’s a timely addition seeing that June is Pride Month.

According to City of Surrey spokesperson Oliver Lum, the crosswalk will cost $8,500 and will have a five-year lifespan.

It will be located at Old Yale Road and University Drive near Holland Park, which is the site of Surrey’s Pride Festival.

“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.

The sidewalk is expected to be painted by the end of June.

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.

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