In the Central District, CHS found another flag being represented on the street along MLK Jr. Way.
Crosswalks near Powell Barnett Park and at the intersection of MLK and Cherry near the coming soon Fat’s Fried Chicken and Waffles and King’s Deli have been painted in the red, black, and green colors of the Pan-African flag. The area is part of neighborhoods that some — including City Council candidate and activist Omari Tahir-Garrett — have advocated should be part of a unified Africatown cultural and business district
The Seattle Department of Transportation said it is considering painted crosswalks across the city — but hasn’t acted yet. “Painted crosswalks in other neighborhoods is an idea we are exploring,” an SDOT spokesperson tells CHS. “We haven’t yet developed a plan or a process for this.”
Somebody in the Central District clearly has.
UHM has also posted our report on the project with a rebuke for City Hall:
Why you lying #SDOT you wasn’t considering with nothing until the people acted. We had to act. As you usual. You left us no choice. We will continue to act on the thing’s that we know our community deserves. With – or without you.You know what we learned from you? ”
“You either get down or lay down.”