Progress Pride Flag colors coming to crosswalks

The process of re-painting the crosswalks at Santa Monica and San Vicente Blvds. will begin at the end of this month, City Manager David Wilson told Council at their meeting this week.

The rainbows, an iconic landmark since 2012, will be augmented with the arrow of colors from the Progress Pride Flag — light pink, light blue, white (representing transgender people), and brown and black (representing people of color.)

The push to change the crosswalks gained steam last year in the wake of social justice protests. The re-painting will take about three weeks and is costing the city about $85,000, according to estimates released last year.

What other intersections could use rainbow crosswalks?

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Mister
Mister
5 months ago

T & Q appropriation of Gay culture!

UCSBGRAD2001
UCSBGRAD2001
6 months ago

The design for the new one is ugly.The rainbow flag is meant to represent the entire LGBT community and the colors had nothing to do with race. Now we are redesigning the crosswalks for to include representations for race. Doesn’t make sense to me.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago

gives people a good laugh and as drive over it.

John
John
7 months ago

Why the hell does it cost $85,000.00 to paint two crosswalks????

JF1
JF1
6 months ago
Reply to  John

total waste of tax payer $$$

kab1200
kab1200
7 months ago

One intersection in West Hollywood is enough. There are lots of others living in the city, not just the gay community. What we have now is sufficient, and the location is appropriate.

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
7 months ago

If nobody has noticed, most large cities across the Country who have a “gay neighborhood” or a street with a gay bar, a gay restraint and a small bookstore that carries the major gay selling titles on half of one block, ALL HAVE PAINTED AT THE ONE CROSSWALK IN THE TINY CITIES, AND AT ALL THE MAJOR INTERACTIONS larger cities with larger gay population centers. WeHo at this point should have the rainbows as just standard protocol and repainted as needed immediately. This is no longer “a first” or “the only city” issue anymore. No news hear. Nobody gets credit… Read more »

Davedi
Davedi
7 months ago

Crosswalks should be standardized. White or yellow hatch design. Some poor redneck from Tennessee might come up on that multi colored arrow thing and stand there for days not knowing it’s a crosswalk.

Rudi Logan
Rudi Logan
7 months ago
Reply to  Davedi

Not everybody is as easily confused as you are, Davedi.

VAL
VAL
7 months ago

Yay ! Colors ! Gays, black people! Yay!

kab1200
kab1200
7 months ago
Reply to  VAL

The original Rainbow Flag had nothing to do with race.
‘” Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky, so he adopted eight colors for the stripes, each color with its own meaning (hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit).”

JF1
JF1
6 months ago
Reply to  kab1200

And now they have made it about race.

kab1200
kab1200
7 months ago
Reply to  VAL

The original design of the flag had no race attached to it.
Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag for the 1978 San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Celebration. In the original eight-color version, pink stood for sexuality, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony and violet for the soul.

George
George
7 months ago

Santa Monica and La Brea is the gateway to WEHO, from the east side of WEHO, and as such should be designated with the rainbow colors on the crosswalk.

Jess
Jess
7 months ago

$85k are they insane! 1/4 of that easily. Must be giving the contract to political contributors?

kab1200
kab1200
7 months ago
Reply to  Jess

It’s always been that much. However, I do agree it is expensive.

Observer
Observer
7 months ago

Why doesn’t the City just do a Jackson Pollock inspired rainbow flag? Take every color known to humankind and drip it all on a flag. Thereby ensuring that no one or group is left out, especially the snowflakes.

Mick in Weho
Mick in Weho
7 months ago
Reply to  Observer

And while they are at it, hopefully they include a color for your jealousy. lol 😆

Observer
Observer
7 months ago
Reply to  Mick in Weho

Yes, let’s not leave anyone out, including yourself. In your case would that color be puce ?

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
7 months ago
Reply to  Observer

Because that would suggest that we seek inclusivity rather than divisiveness. Shyne and company preach divisiveness. The more they create divisions and difference the better they are at exploiting the same for their personal agenda.

Davedi
Davedi
7 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Bingo!

JF1
JF1
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

So very true.

Davedi
Davedi
7 months ago
Reply to  Observer

Just make sure nothing denotes a straight white male…to be safe better leave out straight white females to. Like equity, Inclusion only goes one way.

Jose
Jose
7 months ago

The city rages with serious crime and endless homeless, and this is a priority.

Help
Help
7 months ago
Reply to  Jose

Up until about a couple of weeks ago the West Hollywood politicians had a free reign on anything. But I think that is fast disappearing with major backlash. https://vimeo.com/676340502

Davedi
Davedi
7 months ago
Reply to  Jose

Maybe they can add two more colors..not sure which to use for criminals and meth head vagrants.

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