Key West installs permanent rainbow crosswalks at Duval and Petronia streets in Old Town

A Conch Tour Train turns at Duval and Petronia streets Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Key West, Fla., just after city workers installed four rainbow crosswalks. The crosswalks feature bands of all six colors of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of gay and lesbian unity. The crosswalks are composed of pre-formed thermoplastic color blocks alternating with white stripes, heat-treated to become a permanent part of the pavement.

Key West on Thursday installed permanent rainbow crosswalks in the heart of the city’s LGBT entertainment district, at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets.

“Spanning all four corners of the intersection, the crosswalks feature bands of all six colors of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of gay and lesbian unity,” according to a tourism news release.

The crosswalks cost $4,000. Key West Business Guild Executive Director Matt Hon said the guild would pay half and that the other $2,000 comes from individual donations, reports the Florida Keys Keynoter.

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