A group of local residents is petitioning town council to re-introduce a rainbow crosswalk in Princeton.
Council recently received a letter from Nienke Klaver, of Coalmont, the proponent of the town’s original rainbow crosswalk in 2015.
The request was referred for future budget consideration.
Klaver’s letter, which was signed by 11 other people, states:
“In June 2015, Princeton mayor and council agreed to a proposal to have a rainbow crosswalk on Bridge Street. Although this created some controversy, it generally was welcomed, and we have anecdotal evidence that it was much appreciated by visitors.
“With this in mind, a group of community minded residents feels it is time to honour and recognize LBGTQ+ people again, and make them feel welcome in Princeton, both as residents and as visitors.
“We propose to have one or more crosswalks in Princeton painted with street grade paint in the colours of a rainbow with white stripes on the outside. The colours would be as follows: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and purple.”
The original crosswalk, approved by council, faded within a year.
The letter to council also suggests that banners on light posts would be welcomed, and that they could be changed periodically to recognize the LBGTQ+ community, Indigenous rights and immigration.
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