Richmond City Centre just became a lot more colourful, with the controversial rainbow crosswalk officially painted on Minoru Boulevard on Saturday night.
Crews were on site at 4 p.m. to prep the road, and began painting the first stripe around 8 p.m. The job took about 10 hours to complete.
Many Richmond residents took to the streets to share their photos of the colourful crosswalk.
— Jon Kennedy (@JfkJon) July 21, 2019
The permanent rainbow crosswalk at Minoru Boulevard is officially complete! 🌈 Celebrate #RichmondBC #PrideWeek with us by checking out the events at https://t.co/wurp1qXJ84. pic.twitter.com/o4aSlXrhEi
— City of Richmond (@Richmond_BC) July 21, 2019
The crosswalk stirred up controversy in Richmond, with people citing safety concerns, lack of consultation, the $15,000 price tag and disharmony in an attempt to convince councillors to halt the rainbow.