Four ‘permanent’ rainbow crosswalks in city’s gay neighborhood cost taxpayers nearly $200,000
Four crosswalks at an intersection in a predominantly gay Atlanta neighborhood were just adorned with “permanent” rainbow colors — not painted, but via thermoplastic tiles — which cost taxpayers $196,000, WXIA-TV reported.
The tiles are supposed to last 10 years before maintenance is needed, and the price tag is 0.3 of 1 percent of the city’s transportation budget, the station said. But WXIA still asked those footing the bill if spending nearly $200K to add rainbow colors to four crosswalks in what’s considered the heart of Atlanta’s gay community was a good idea.
“I say that money should be spent in schools,” one man told the station.