Neighborhood organizers hope to make it rain(bow) on Broadway

A photo-illustration of a Pride-themed crosswalk proposed for Broadway. (Broadway Rainbow Crosswalk)
A photo-illustration of a Pride-themed crosswalk proposed for Broadway. (Broadway Rainbow Crosswalk)
A photo-illustration of a Pride-themed crosswalk proposed for Broadway. (Broadway Rainbow Crosswalk)

Business owners and a Denver city councilman want to make a display of inclusiveness on Broadway — no, really, it would be on Broadway.

A proposed project would stripe an intersection near Broadway and First Avenue with two rainbow-colored crosswalks.

The idea’s a collaboration between the clothing store Buffalo Exchange, the Baker Broadway Merchant Association and the office of Councilman Jolon Clark.

“This project is a visual demonstration of the neighborhood’s spirit of inclusiveness and support for the LGBTQIA+ community,” the project site states.

A photo-illustration of a Pride-themed crosswalk proposed for Broadway. (Broadway Rainbow Crosswalk)
A photo-illustration of a Pride-themed crosswalk proposed for Broadway. (Broadway Rainbow Crosswalk)

The permanent installation would be made from thermoplastic pavement markers, which the organizers describe as a mixture of glass beads, pigments and other materials that can “withstand the daily wear and tear of Broadway traffic.”

They’re hoping to raise $25,000 and finish the project by PrideFest this May. So far, they’ve got $10 in contributions.

Andrew Kenney

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