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Happy 'Rainbow Crosswalks' just Might Happen in Midtown

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The driving force behind the "Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks" initiative hopes a meeting next week will provide the final thumbs-up the project needs to exist. Crosswalk creator Robert Sepúlveda Jr. has been planning and lobbying for this bright, bold statement of gay pride for more than a year. His vision: to paint these "symbols of acceptance, unity and tolerance that represent the diversity of the LGBT community" on crosswalks at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street. Sepúlveda tells Curbed that an Atlanta Urban Design Commission meeting Aug. 5 will decide the project's fate. Cities such as Seattle and Philadelphia already have similar crosswalks.