Rainbow Spot

This adds fun to this pedestrian trail. I know some people deny ground murals but I've never had one rejected.


  • Elijustrying-INGElijustrying-ING Posts: 2,694 Ambassador

    This is a marginal one in my opinion.

    It is only visible at one point on Google street view and very easily confused with the pedestrian crossing - hence I presume the unsafe access.

    My impression was this was just on a normal pavement/sidewalk rather than a trail - you would need to evidence.

    Why is this here? Is there a story behind it? Providing reasons why this has been done makes it more interesting.

  • ApplPsydarr-PGOApplPsydarr-PGO Posts: 113 ✭✭✭

    You can see the named trail on map view. You can see there's no crosswalk here. And I can't put its there for gay rights because this world is still full of hate and that would cause people to deny it who are judgemental. Even on a normal sidewalk I would accept it. Any other suggestions?

  • Melurra-PGOMelurra-PGO Posts: 378 ✭✭✭✭

    Any details you could add to the description would help: artist, supporting organization, if it was painted for a certain occasion or in a certain year, etc.

    Also, based on the address that Wayfarer gave under the map, I am concerned that maybe it defaulted the street view to Idlewild Dr instead of Latimore Dr, where the painting can be seen. This in can happen for points placed in parks where there is not a clear address so it just goes to whatever road and address it thinks is the closest. In your supporting info, you could direct reviewers to place the street view peg man to the east of the pin and "walk" a little bit if cars are blocking the view of the trail so that they can confirm the rainbow on street view.

    Not sure if it is any consolation, but I have submitted quite a few LGBT-related candidates. All have been upgraded (so going to a wide pool of reviewers across the US) and all have been accepted.

  • I definitely see how this could be a Wayspot but I also think this would be considered a safety concern.

  • Elijustrying-INGElijustrying-ING Posts: 2,694 Ambassador

    I considered it might be to celebrate Pride/LGBTQ.

    I find it very sad that it might be rejected for those reasons. I have reviewed several similar in the U.K. they always say what it is exactly and are good nominations.

    The key is also that I had a look quite hard on streetview.

    This shows a crosswalk - think it’s a small side road. But it’s not clear that the rainbow is just beyond that. The trail name is not on all the views someone might see .

    But the trail is a side issue as it is not the focus here.

    A description could read

    This art work of a rainbow, installed to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, welcomes walkers on the Crooked Mile trail to the section around Idlewild Park.

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