Temporary Crosswalk Installed Ahead of Pride 2017
Peace River is home to Alberta’s most northern and rural pride parade, now it’s also home to the most northern and rural pride crosswalk.
In May 2017, Peace River Town Council unanimously approved a pilot project, permitting the painting of the Pride Rainbow crosswalk at 99 Street downtown. The temporary installation was proposed by a group of residents who provided materials and volunteers to paint.
The location was chose for three reasons:
- It intersected with the Peace Regional Pride Parade route.
- The crosswalk was slated to be repainted this season anyway.
- There was an alternate positive stop control, e.g. there was a stop sign to compensate for the non-standard colours of the crosswalk.
Town administration will provide a report to Council in Spring of 2018 on wear, tear, reception, and reaction. If this pilot is successful the model will be put into policy to potentially allow other community groups to paint crosswalks non-standard colours.