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Just keep shoving it in our faces, what could possibly go wrong?

Since Robert Sepúlveda Jr. embarked on his mission to convince the city to install the rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in Midtown, he's faced an uphill battle of red-tape, city bureaucracy, and kill-joys who just don't like colorful crosswalks. However, Sepúlveda's efforts, as well as the efforts of everyone at Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks, are finally paying off.

The non-profit organization has only one more meeting with the city's Urban Design Commission before the Rainbow Crosswalks project is completely approved. After the crosswalks are completed, the City of Atlanta wants to make them a permanent part of the city's art collection.

"The 10th St. & Piedmont Ave. intersection has long been the epicenter of the LGBT community in Atlanta," Sepúlveda wrote on the Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks' Facebook page. "These are not just crosswalks, but a symbol of acceptance, unity and tolerance and reminds us all of how diverse our community is. It's a very small gesture with a very large effect and is a clear message that the LGBT community is welcome and safe in this city".

In order to expand the potential reach of this project and it's benefits, Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks is partnering with Joining Hearts. Also, a Kickstarter campaign will be created to help fund the project. So, if you want to ensure that you will be walking on rainbows in the next year (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), make sure to make a donation.

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2015/07/28/were-finally-getting-some-rainbows-in-midtown

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My bad, it seems this is already spreading. Seattle already has them.

SEATTLE - Residents and visitors in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood will be walking on a rainbow starting Tuesday in honor of LGBT pride.

On Tuesday morning, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled one of 11 new crosswalks in the historically gay-friendly neighborhood. Murray said the display "says something about Seattle," that it's a city of diverse neighborhoods and character.

The crosswalks are east of Broadway on 10th and 11th Avenues.

The cost of the sidewalks -- about $6,000 each -- is being covered by fees for new private developers on Capitol Hill. They're expected to last three to five years, but the city said it will continue to maintain them.

Seattle Pride Week is Tuesday through Sunday.

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What's wrong with a little color on the pavement in what are otherwise drab cities?
Let them paint the skyscrapers for all I care!
Paint them any color, but to paint them in a known flag pattern is pushing an agenda. Let's see some painted like the confederate flag, like that would ever get approved by the city council.
 

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Paint them any color, but to paint them in a known flag pattern is pushing an agenda. Let's see some painted like the confederate flag, like that would ever get approved by the city council.
I want EQUAL treatment!!! I want solid WHITE crosswalks! I'm tired of the flakes being given special treatment!

....And in all fairness we should have BLACK crosswalks too.

I would think that the stupid rainbow could cause visual confusion and contribute to accidents....
 
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There is a clear agenda when paiting it in a rainbow pattern. It may as well be this....
 

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The maintenance on those cross walks might be steep, I can see a lot of anti-rainbow going down on those walks, how long before a known Christian group pickets them and all who walk the path of the rainbow. Nice how a small percentage can be heard when the media is behind them. Will didumbio be making an announcement soon about which corners will be rainbowed ?
 

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If it were purely private money, I wouldn't care.
 

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How about we paint them whatever color is the best for the job at hand. Crosswalks are about pedestrian safety not being fashionable.
That & only that really should be standard. Of course, that should be the standard for any government function, but alas we're in a downward spiral where the intelligentsia is looking to conduct all types of social experiments to undermine effectiveness.
 
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