Coquitlam City Council has voted to install a rainbow crosswalk outside City Hall, at Burlington Drive and Pinetree Way, after a month of heated debate.

According to a report by City staff on the issue, the original estimated cost of installing the crosswalk was $10,000, however it is now believed it will cost less.

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart told Daily Hive the city is known for being very welcoming and inclusive, and the crosswalk would reflect that.

“The rainbow is used around the world in many cultures to represent diversity and inclusion,” he said in a statement.

“Our crosswalk will be a celebration of our diversity in all its forms — culture, origin, race, creed, ability/disability, gender orientation/identification, age, mental health, developmental ability, everything.”

Original Article from The Daily Hive: http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/coquitlam-rainbow-crosswalk