The Pride pedestrian lights might be here to stay
Remember the pedestrian lights that got a LGBT makeover for Pride? They may be set to stay.
The LGBT signs that took over the traditional green man design were put in place at 50 different pedestrian crossings, in and around the Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s column area of London.
The designs, which were installed to celebrate the London Pride festival in June are going to remain for a bit longer according to a TfL spokesperson.
The Transport for London spokesperson told The Sun: “They were never meant to be permanent but we have no current plans to take them down and they are staying for the foreseeable future.”
3 months after the Pride event the symbols which include two females holding hands, two males holding hands and trans symbols will stay.
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Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “One of the greatest things about this city is our differences and every Londoner should be proud of who they are.
“I am very proud of our LGBT+ community here and I am looking forward to working closely with them as their mayor.
“These new signals display tolerance and celebration of difference in our city
TfL also created a rainbow wrapped bus, taxi and DLR train and pedestrian crossing to celebrate the two-week Pride festival.
The lights are inspired by a similar project which saw lights in Vienna transformed last year.
Temporary busking licences were given to acts like drag queens and Pride’s Got Talent winner Jack Feureisen, and other festival performers at central London locations for the festival.
The lights certainly give the Dutch crossing signals that were introduced earlier this year a run for their money.
We don’t think they have much on Stockholm’s singing Eurovision traffic lights though.