Uptown Waterloo to get rainbow crosswalk

News Feb 15, 2018 by Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle

Uptown Waterloo will be a little more colourful in just a few months.

The City of Waterloo’s finance and strategic planning committee approved a motion put forward by Mayor Dave Jaworsky Monday that put aside $4,000 in funding for the project, which will be completed by this summer.

“We’ve heard about cities across North America that are looking at this as a way to articulate their inclusiveness,” said Jaworsky. “This is not only speaking to the pride movement, but all of the inclusiveness we want in our community.”

City staff is now working to find a suitable location for the crosswalk and that decision is expected by the end of March.

While it may seem simple, the city must consult with the government of Ontario before making any decisions on a location.

"It needs to be in an appropriate place as to not distract drivers," said Jaworsky.

The city is also partnering with KW Counselling’s OK2BME program, as well as Spectrum, a regional LGBTQ support network.

At the end of January, the City of Kitchener moved forward with a plan to create a rainbow crosswalk in the downtown core.

 

Uptown Waterloo to get rainbow crosswalk

City budgets $4,000 for installation of crosswalk to promote inclusiveness

News Feb 15, 2018 by Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle

Uptown Waterloo will be a little more colourful in just a few months.

The City of Waterloo’s finance and strategic planning committee approved a motion put forward by Mayor Dave Jaworsky Monday that put aside $4,000 in funding for the project, which will be completed by this summer.

“We’ve heard about cities across North America that are looking at this as a way to articulate their inclusiveness,” said Jaworsky. “This is not only speaking to the pride movement, but all of the inclusiveness we want in our community.”

City staff is now working to find a suitable location for the crosswalk and that decision is expected by the end of March.

“This is not only speaking to the pride movement, but all of the inclusiveness we want in our community." — Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky

While it may seem simple, the city must consult with the government of Ontario before making any decisions on a location.

"It needs to be in an appropriate place as to not distract drivers," said Jaworsky.

The city is also partnering with KW Counselling’s OK2BME program, as well as Spectrum, a regional LGBTQ support network.

At the end of January, the City of Kitchener moved forward with a plan to create a rainbow crosswalk in the downtown core.

 

Uptown Waterloo to get rainbow crosswalk

City budgets $4,000 for installation of crosswalk to promote inclusiveness

News Feb 15, 2018 by Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle

Uptown Waterloo will be a little more colourful in just a few months.

The City of Waterloo’s finance and strategic planning committee approved a motion put forward by Mayor Dave Jaworsky Monday that put aside $4,000 in funding for the project, which will be completed by this summer.

“We’ve heard about cities across North America that are looking at this as a way to articulate their inclusiveness,” said Jaworsky. “This is not only speaking to the pride movement, but all of the inclusiveness we want in our community.”

City staff is now working to find a suitable location for the crosswalk and that decision is expected by the end of March.

“This is not only speaking to the pride movement, but all of the inclusiveness we want in our community." — Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky

While it may seem simple, the city must consult with the government of Ontario before making any decisions on a location.

"It needs to be in an appropriate place as to not distract drivers," said Jaworsky.

The city is also partnering with KW Counselling’s OK2BME program, as well as Spectrum, a regional LGBTQ support network.

At the end of January, the City of Kitchener moved forward with a plan to create a rainbow crosswalk in the downtown core.