Rainbow crosswalk to be installed in Colorado Springs

Crosswalk painted in Colorado Springs in late June without permission from the city. The planned crosswalk for Tejon/Colorado is expected to meet federal standards and may not look like this one.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A temporary rainbow crosswalk is expected to be installed in Colorado Springs this week.

The Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership released details on the planned project stating it will be installed Friday morning at Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue. The organization states the design meets federal transportation safety standards and compliance. The design preserves the crosswalk’s white bars while adding embellishment in the six colors of the rainbow. The location, design and materials were vetted and approved by City of Colorado Springs’ Traffic Engineering Department, which will oversee installation.

The crosswalk was produced with in-kind support from Downtown business and PrideFest sponsor EAS Creative Consortium. Additional funds were contributed by PrideFest and Downtown Ventures, the charitable nonprofit arm of Downtown Partnership. No taxpayer dollars were used.

“The City is pleased to assist with this pilot project demonstrating how crosswalks can safely be used as a canvas for artistic expression,” said City Council President Richard Skorman, according to a release.

A rainbow crosswalk was painted in Colorado Springs in late June without the City's permission and was removed.