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Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Rainbow-Themed Crosswalk Pilot could lead to “Community Crosswalk Program” in San Antonio

CONTACT: Justin Renteria, (210) 207-0900
Justin.Renteria@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 20, 2019) -Yesterday, the Transportation Committee received a briefing on the rainbow-themed crosswalk pilot program located in District 1. District 1 advocated for the rainbow-themed crosswalk to promote a message of inclusion and tolerance while providing pedestrian safety.

 

The end data suggested that the pride crosswalk did not significantly change pedestrian behavior in regard to obeying the pedestrian crossing signals or walking within the marked crosswalk following the 30 days after the rainbow crosswalk was installed. The pilot also indicated the crosswalk materials are still in good shape, and that there were no reported incidents of vandalism.

 

“The pilot revealed that symbolic, artistic displays like the Pride Crosswalk have a place in our community,” Councilman Roberto Treviño said. “If approved, the Community Crosswalk Program could add so much vibrancy and meaning to ordinary infrastructure throughout San Antonio. Thank you to ‘Guardians of the Crosswalk’ for their efforts to keep the crosswalk looking good!”

 

City staff is developing policy framework which outlines the program requirements for future community-based crosswalks. Click here to view more information.

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