Residents and visitors are walking over rainbows in Long Beach after city crews painted over several intersections in bright colors this week.
The city launched its "continental crosswalks" pilot program, meant to enhance pedestrian safety and recognize contributions of the LGBT community, according to the the Long Beach Public Works Department.
The crosswalks use bold stripes in rainbow colors that make a visual impact on drivers and alert motorists to the potential of pedestrians crossing the street.
Crosswalks on Broadway's corridor at Junipero and Cherry avenues were painted Wednesday, while two additional crosswalks will be painted Thursday at Orange and Falcon avenues.
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The new splash of color was added in advance of Saturday's "Beach Streets Downtown," an event where residents, businesses and visitors celebrate giving the street back to the community, officials said.
Two of the crosswalks were funded by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal's Council District Infrastructure Allocation.
Crosswalks have also been painted in rainbow colors to honor the LGBTQ community in other cities, including San Francisco, Sacramento, New York and West Hollywood.