There will be plenty of rainbows at the intersection of 18th and Castro streets in the heart of San Francisco’s gay neighborhood.
On Thursday, March 13, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener announced the winning design and location for rainbow crosswalks that will be paid for by the Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District. The crosswalks are being incorporated with a sidewalk widening project that will begin construction this month.
Wiener said that voters had chosen to have the crosswalk treatment all at the 18th and Castro intersection and that the straight-line design of rainbow colors had been the top vote-getter.
Voters in the online survey had the option of two rainbow crosswalks at 18th and Castro and two at 19th and Castro. There were also four design options – two rainbow-themed and two non-rainbow versions.
The costs for the crosswalks will run about $37,500.