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.
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.