Rainbow Crosswalk – Part 2


A rainbow crosswalk could be on the way in Coquitlam.

Monday, council instructed staff to bring back a report listing the potential cost and locations while also considering other options to highlight diversity in the city.

“This has been divisive,” Coun. Chris Wilson said of the debate that has taken place in the community and on social media since the rainbow crosswalk was first proposed last month. “But it has also been enlightening for a lot of people… It is about diversity as a whole and we can all be leaders.”

While the majority of councillors said they support a rainbow crosswalk, several other ideas were put forward that would promote inclusivity in the community.

Coun. Mae Reid suggested putting up signs at all of the city’s entry points stating that Coquitlam welcomes diversity while Coun. Teri Towner has proposed painting rainbow steps on the Coquitlam Crunch trail.

Original Article from Tri-City News: http://www.tricitynews.com/news/coquitlam-council-asks-staff-for-info-on-rainbow-crosswalk-1.23055486