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Rainbow crosswalk likely coming to Richmond

Last Updated Jun 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm PDT

FILE: A rainbow crosswalk on Davie Street in Vancouver. (Photo by Dustin Godfrey for NEWS 1130)

A rainbow crosswalk could soon be painted in Richmond

City council is expected to approve the crosswalk next week, which will cost about $15,000

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — It looks like some more colour is coming to Richmond: council is expected to approve painting a rainbow crosswalk in the city at their meeting next week.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie says it’s about making everyone in the city feel welcome.

“They really promote Pride week, they also promote the idea and emphasize that Richmond prides itself on being an inclusive community,” he says. “Historically, the LGBTQ community has not felt particularly included in a lot of our activities.”

If the city does put one in — it will cost about $15,000 — it wouldn’t be the first city in B.C. to do it.

“In cities across the province, there’s over 40 of them by our counts, that have one way or the other have painted something in the rainbow colours,” he says.

The crosswalk is likely to go up at Minoru Boulevard near the city’s Library.

It’s expected to be finalized by council next week.