Herne Hill now has permanent Pride rainbow crossings!
Get your rainbow walk on, as permanent Pride crossing have been installed in South London!
The roads of Herne Hill have been given a rainbow makeup to celebrate the colours of the LGBTQ+ Pride flag, with four crossings now brightened up with the permanent redesign.
Lambeth Council said they wanted to make the change to ‘show solidarity with the LGBT+ community in the borough’.
Londoners are invited to share the rainbow on social media, with #HerneHillRainbow. The London crossing joins a series that has already been run across Los Angeles, Vancouver, Sydney, and San Francisco, so we’re in good company.
It’s not the first rainbow crossing to appear in London – Greenwich gave several of theirs a rainbow redesign as part of this year’s Pride celebrations – but the Brockwell Park one is the first to be in place year-round, rather than just temporarily.
A rise in homophobic and transphobic hate crime in London has seen more boroughs trying to do their bit to showcase and educate those on the issue.