Seattle Unveils $100,000 Rainbow Crosswalks For “Pride Week”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray shows off new crosswalks and street signs. (Photo by Jordan Stead, Seattle PI)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray shows off new crosswalks and street signs. (Photo by Jordan Stead, Seattle PI)

Not to be outdone by Portland’s umbrella-and-raindrops crosswalks, Seattle has unveiled a series of rainbow crosswalks in the Captiol Hill district, in celebration of “Pride Week”. 11 crosswalks have undergone the makeover.

KIRO TV reports that each crosswalk costs $6000 each, for a total of $66,000. Adding in the administrative costs, overruns, and misc paper shuffling, and the total cost of the, ahem, “project” is $100,000. The money comes out so called “developer fees”, and the crosswalks are estimated to last 3-5 years, and the city plans on maintaining the color scheme when they start to fade.

And you thought Portland was nuts for blowing $8000 on their artsy crosswalk!

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