Derry: Ireland's first LGBTQ rainbow pedestrian crossing to be in place ‘shortly'

Rainbow Crossing
Gillian Anderson

Ireland’s first LGBTQ+ rainbow pedestrian crossing will soon be in place at the back of Derry’s Guildhall.

In May, Derry City and Strabane Councillors agreed to ringfence £22,000 for the project as a result of an underspend in the Mayoral budget.

Former SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has championed the project since the idea was brought to council by the Foyle Pride Committee in 2020.

Councillor Tierney asked for an update on the crossing at a recent presentation by DFI Roads to council on the crossing which will link the Foyle Embankment with the Peace Bridge. 

David McKinley, Western Divisional Roads Manager told members: “The funding is coming forward through the council and it will be delivered by our road marking measured term contractor. 

“I think they have been instructed to do that and that should happen reasonably shortly.”

Cllr Tierney said he was ‘delighted to hear that we should see contractors in the area in the not too distant future to carry out this work.’

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