And just in time for Cork pride weekend
Cllr John Maher recently announced that Cork city will be getting its first permanent rainbow crossing, which is a symbol intended to demonstrate a city’s commitment to inclusivity for its residents and visitors.
The announcement came shortly after Waterford made history with Ireland’s first permanent pride crossing installed in Arklow back in December, followed shortly by Limerick last month.
Motions put forward by Cllr’s John Maher and Lorna Bogue have just been accepted by the council, funding has been secured, and the city is now being analysed for a suitable location.
👏A welcomed step forward as it was confirmed funding is secured & pedestrian options in Cork City are being explored to install first Pride 🌈 crossing in #CorkCity following my motion below 👇
— Cllr. John Maher (@jmaher0) March 24, 2022
Rainbow crossings are typically installed using highly durable materials such as methyl methacrylate (MMA) road-marking paint or thermoplastic paint to ensure long-term survival of weathering, pedestrian and road traffic.
According to the motion, Maher and Bogue are hoping to get the updated progress pride flag installed, and with regards to legality of the crossing, the statutory white lines and signs as prescribed must still be in place.
If all goes according to plan, the new crossing should be installed in time for Cork Pride in July.