Cross (over) roads: ACDP slams Cape Town’s rainbow crossing as ‘traffic violation’.
- Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has been criticised over a rainbow pedestrian crossing in Green Point.
- Hill-Lewis responded to questions from opposition parties during a full council meeting on Thursday.
- The ACDP labelled the crossing as a “traffic violation”.
Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis faced harsh criticism from opposition parties over a rainbow pedestrian crossing in Green Point during a full council sitting on Thursday.
Earlier this month, the City announced it had decided to paint a pedestrian crossing in the rainbow colours of the LGBTIQ+ community.
Hill-Lewis was responding to questions from opposition parties after delivering his opening council address. The ACDP’s Marvin Christians ripped into the mayor, saying the crossing violated the National Road Traffic Regulations.
“For a while now, we’ve done well in terms of abiding and applying national legislation within the City of Cape Town. However, recently we saw an addition to Green Point via a pedestrian crossing.”
Christians said the National Road Traffic Regulations allowed for zebra crossing markings to only consist of white lines across the road.