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Pride of WeHo: Check Out the New Rainbow Crosswalks
Good morning West Hollywood! Residents and visitors to the city awoke this morning to a brightly colored new sight at the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards: Rainbow crosswalks!
The freshly-painted roads were approved and completed just in time for WeHo's annual Pride Weekend, and have already had cyclists and pedestrians (and their four-legged friends) trod on their blocks of bold color.
WeHo Confidential says the idea was initially proposed to City Council on May 15 by WeHo resident Lucas John, who runs the hyperlocal website and reportedly got the idea from a publicity stunt done in Tel Aviv, via his Facebook page. Patch says Venice resident and artist Martin Duvander claims he pitched the idea on April 19.
Alas, people will only be able to follow the rainbow road for a few weeks; the vibrant bricks will be restored to their original red color come July. In the meantime, enjoy them in person and/or via these photos from Duvander and the City of West Hollywood. Happy Pride, WeHo!