RESIDENTS have been reacting to an eye-catching feature in Reading town centre.

On Friday (August 30), the town was brightened up with rainbow colours to mark Reading Pride, which took place on Saturday, August 31.


The zebra crossing at Friar Street is a particularly striking tribute to solidarity and celebration of the LGBTQ community, with colours covering the busy road.

Reading Chronicle:


Reading Pride tweeted: 'Have you seen Reading's first #RainbowCrossing on Friar Street?

'Literally painted in the early hours of this morning, we want to see your pictures use #FriarStRainbow to join in!

'Thank you to


for doing this!

'#LoveUnites #Pride2019 #LGBTQ #Berkshire #rdguk'.

Helen Moss Black posted a photo of the road, captioning it: 'Whoop, whoop!! Super stripes@ReadingCouncil!

'Well done & thanks to all your staff that made it possible!!

'Reading's first 🏳️‍🌈 #RainbowCrossing on Friar Street!

'Literally painted in the early hours of this morning!'

Ryan Sheehan also joined in, tweeting a photo of himself standing on the rainbow road.

He said: 'Got a photo with the #FriarStRainbow.

'Good to see lots of rainbow displays around the town ahead of @Reading_Pride

'#ReadingPride #LoveUnites.'

Maddy Woodman responded to Reading Pride's post, asking: 'Can we keep it?'

Reading Pride took place on Saturday, with thousands taking to the streets of Reading to mark the occasion and have some fun.