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Old Town Alexandria could get rainbow crosswalks in time for Pride Month next year

Rainbow crosswalk (photo via Cory Woodward/Unsplash)

After some prodding from City Council member Kirk McPike, a couple of Alexandria crosswalks could get a Pride-themed makeover next year.

A presentation heading to the City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 28 — somewhat overshadowed by the Zoning for Housing vote that evening — includes details on plans to install rainbow artwork at a couple of crosswalks along King Street.

Rainbow crossings represent the rainbow flag associated with the LGBTQ community. There were several options in consideration for the crosswalks, from painting between existing lines to a brick-style “streetprint.”

The LGBTQ+ Task Force and Human Rights Commission said they prefer the brick aesthetic. The Commission also suggested using the Progress Pride Flag colors — which includes light blue, pink and white stripes to represent trans and non-binary individuals and brown and black ones to represent People of Color.

The staff recommendation echoed the Commission’s recommendations: a Progress Pride flag in stamped brick style.

The new rainbow crosswalks could be coming to King Street at Fairfax Street and Royal Streets.

The presentation said the plan is to have the rainbow crosswalks installed by June 1, the start of Pride Month.

Photo via Cory Woodward/Unsplash

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