CBD To Pay For Rainbow Crosswalks, Lights, Castro Facts

This past Thursday, the Castro Community Benefit District voted to make up much of the funding gap of the $206,000 bid to pay for 5 decorative crosswalks, programmable LED down-wash lighting on 24 streelight poles, and 20 cement stamped Castro facts for the upcoming Castro Streetscape Improvement Project. The Castro Streetscape Improvement Project will see the streetscape of the Castro rebuilt with wider sidewalks (from 12' to 22'), pedestrian friendly bulbouts, traffic reconfiguration, improvements to Jane Warner Plaza, installation of the Rainbow Honor Walk, and more with construction starting end of February / beginning of March.

The decorative sidewalks were initially mocked up in the Planning Departments renderings to be rainbow colors parallel with the sidewalk. The Planning Department has since come up with 6 design options, two of which are not rainbow-esque. The CBD and the Planning Department will be seeking the public's input on the final design and locations in a survey they will be conducting at Jane Warner Plaza this Sunday, February 23rd, from 1-4PM.