Rainbow crosswalks for Atlanta Pride erased from Midtown

Credit: Contributed by Teresa Santos

Credit: Contributed by Teresa Santos

It was never meant to be forever. The rainbow crosswalks in Midtown faded away Saturday morning, almost two weeks after Atlanta Pride.

Construction crews were seen erasing the four rainbow crosswalks on the intersection of 10th and Piedmont near Piedmont Park Saturday.

Atlanta decided the installation for Atlanta Pride would only be temporary earlier this yearThe city cited safety concerns and state regulations for its decision.

Robert Sepulveda, Jr., founder of Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks, said that Mayor Kasim Reed's office backpedaled on an previous promise for the design to be permanent.

Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks received over $44,000 in donations for the project, according to the Georgia Voice.

Atlanta Pride celebrated its fourty-fifth anniversary this October.