Madrid City Hall told the Associated Press the signs are important to give visual impact to fostering gender and gay equality.
There are 288 traffic lights that will be changed to 72 street crossings of different districts of the Spanish capital. They will be replaced by couples of women, couples of men or mixed couples.
Same-sex pedestrian traffic lights already exist in different cities such as Vienna, Brussels or in the Spanish cities of Valence, Jaén, and Cáceres.
This establishment in Madrid is directly linked to the 2017 World Pride which will take place in the city this year from June 23 to July 2.
For more information on World Pride, visit the official website: https://www.esmadrid.com/en/whats-on/world-pride-madrid-2017
Photo by reuters