Taking pride in our crosswalks
The Halifax Regional Municipality is demonstrating its commitment to diversity and inclusion by reimplementing and expanding the rainbow crosswalk program in celebration of Halifax Pride 2018.
The rainbow flag is synonymous with the 2SLGBT2Q+ community and as such the municipality is once again showing the colours of Pride in our communities by re-implementing and expanding the rainbow crosswalk program in celebration of Halifax Pride 2018. Crosswalks that are being re-painted include:
- Spring Garden Road at South Park Street (4 crosswalks)*
- Spring Garden at Queen Street (4 crosswalks)*
- Gottingen Street at Cornwallis Street (4 crosswalks)*
- Alderney Drive at Ochterloney Street (4 crosswalks)*
- Portland Street at King Street (4 crosswalks)**
- Bedford Highway at Hammonds Plains Road (4 crosswalks) **
- Millwood Drive at Sackville Drive**
- Cobequid Drive at Sackville Drive**
- Leaside Drive at Sackville Drive**
In addition to painted crosswalks located in the areas cited above, new rainbow crosswalks have been added this year:
- Willet Street at Main Street (4 crosswalks) **
- Portland Estates Blvd W at Portland Estates Blvd **
- Cow Bay Road at Shore Road **
- Quinpool Road at Harvard Street **
- Quinpool Road at Vernon Road **
* Crosswalk painting funded by the Halifax Regional Municipality
** Crosswalk painting funded by local area Councillors and Business Improvement Districts
The paint is a heavy-duty surface tolerant paint and an anti-slip additive has been added to increase durability, surface friction and reflectivity.
Diverse ideas and inclusive actions create stronger communities. This fun and creative approach to sharing the municipality’s Pride as a community is just one way we celebrate and support Halifax Pride 2018. For a schedule of upcoming activities, visithalifaxpride.com/.
Sidewalk Painting Not Permitted
The municipality recognizes many residents and businesses have a desire to express support for Halifax Pride 2018 through street art. While we are proud that the public wishes to share such positive messages, public safety remains our top priority.
The municipality encourages residents and business owners to familiarize themselves with By-law S-300, the Streets By-Law (specifically Sections 30 and 43) and By-law S-801 for Temporary Signs (specifically Part 5) when considering adding artwork to municipal sidewalks. Please remember that business names and advertisements cannotbe included in the artwork.
Some materials, especially when applied to sidewalks, can become slippery in wet weather. It is in the interest of public safety that material, other than chalk sticks, not be applied on the right-of-way by residents and business owners. Crews will remove artwork on sidewalks that violate municipal by-laws.
The co-operation and consideration of residents and business owners is appreciated
Source : Media Release