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!