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Statement by Councilwoman Laura Pastor and Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on Rainbow CrosswalksStatement by Councilwoman Laura Pastor and Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on Rainbow Crosswalks<div class="ExternalClass010C994570F345E1ACF1337A35E40772"><p>"We applaud our colleagues for supporting the proposal to paint two public crosswalks in rainbow colors as a symbol of our city's inclusivity of the LGBTQ community. </p><p>The crosswalk sites are located at Central Avenue and Portland Street and 7th and Glenrosa Avenues. Three non-profit organizations - Phoenix Pride Foundation, one-n-ten, and Aunt Rita's Foundation, all of whom serve and assist the LGBTQ communities have committed to pay for the painting as well as the ongoing maintenance of these sidewalks.<br></p><p>While the Federal Highway Administration expressed safety concerns with colored sidewalks, the location choices for Phoenix, which have existing signalized crossings and ladder patterns, help mitigate those safety concerns.</p><p>In cities across the nation, rainbow crosswalks are being installed as a simple gesture of support. The Phoenix City Council has led the way to ensure equal rights for our LGBTQ friends. These Rainbow Crosswalks will be one more visible sign of our city's commitment to equality."<br></p></div>4/24/2018 11:15:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405