Rainbow Streets (Salem Public Works)

Carolyn Komatsoulis filed this request with the Salem Public Works of Salem, MA, MA.
Multi Request Rainbow Streets


From: Carolyn Komatsoulis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

For any and all streets or any other roadways, crosswalks, walkways, or other thoroughfares within this municipality that have been painted with rainbow colors or some approximation thereof:

- Cost and budget materials for the painting project, such as the project budget

- Any and all contract materials related to contracts set up to paint the area as a rainbow

- Any and all communications relating to the rainbow paint project

- Any and all complaints about the rainbow walkways and/or roadways

- Incident reports of vandalism to the rainbow walkways and/or roadways

For roadways painted in the standard way:

- Budget reports, materials, and estimates for the costs of paint and labor.

If you have any questions feel free to call us at 617-299-1832

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Carolyn Komatsoulis


1. $350 - for police detail
2. $0 - donated
3. Communications attached
4. No complaints received
5. No reports of vandalism
6. Standard striping costs average $40,000 to $50,000 annually. Costs includes long lines (fog, center lines), stop lines, crosswalks and symbols/text

The above is the info we have relative to rainbow crosswalks in salem.

David H. Knowlton, P.E.
City Engineer / DPS Director

City of Salem, Massachusetts
120 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
V: 978.745.9595
F: 978.745.0349