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.