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The Kingsway Urban Park

The proposals seek to create a more attractive environment for people to live, work and visit. Turning the Kingsway from a largely car dominated environment in to a more people friendly space which encourages walking and cycling as well as creating opportunities for people to sit and relax.

The redevelopment plans include:

  • remodelling of The Kingsway vehicular route to include a two-lane road (one lane in each direction)
  • enhanced pedestrian and cycling routes 
  • creation of The Kingsway Urban Park which features more green space for residents, workers and visitors, including a new pocket park at Kingsway Circle
  • opportunities for licensed seating for cafés and restaurant and other 'pop-up' activities

Changes are also proposed as part of the plans for Mansel Street, De-La Beche Street, Grove Place, Alexandra Road, Orchard Street and Belle Vue Way where two-way traffic will be introduced. 

These changes form part of wider aspirations to further regenerate the whole of the City Centre and will be a critical element of the City Deal proposals.

Cabinet approval followed a public consultation exercise which overwhelmingly supported the proposals, as outlined in the report of cabinet dated 16 March - Cabinet report (16 March 2017)Opens new window

PDF Document Kingsway plan (PDF, 4MB)Opens new window

Updates on the project

The dedicated bus lane stretching along Swansea's Kingsway closed on Monday 13 November.

During the latest phase, motorists including buses, travelling along Orchard Street, will use the existing metro track instead of the main road.

All traffic will then switch to the main road when it approaches the Kingsway.

The latest changes will also mean safety barriers along the Kingsway can be removed.

Additional works include the introduction of a roundabout at the western end of the Kingsway at the junction with St Helen's Road.

If you would like to be added to the project circulation list, please send your email address or contact details to thekingsway@swansea.gov.uk.

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