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Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

STREET DESIGN

Rhodri Clark
17 February 2017
Kingsway: The ‘urban park’ would occupy the carriageway where the cars are queueing. The bus is on what will become the eastbound traffic lane
Kingsway: The ‘urban park’ would occupy the carriageway where the cars are queueing. The bus is on what will become the eastbound traffic lane

 

The City and County of Swansea Council plans to remodel a major city centre street after the previous remodelling, ten years ago, was judged a failure. 

The remodelling of the east-west Kingsway in 2006 was part of a larger £11m project to prepare Swansea for the introduction in 2009 of the ‘Metro’ cross-city bus service operated by FirstGroup using its ‘ftr’ articulated buses. 

Two-way bus lanes were installed on the southern carriageway, leaving the...

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