Have Your Say: Progress has set city back
I WAS sorry to hear about the fatality at The Kingsway in Swansea though I was not surprised.
The Kingsway at one time, epitomised the rise of post-war Swansea from the ruins of the blitz.
It was a busy modern thoroughfare with prosperous shops, offices and I am sure that many will remember the Plaza cinema with affection.
I do not recall that it was particularly hazardous to cross the road. Fifty years on with the "benefits" of progress, we see empty shops and it is decidedly hazardous to cross the road. Swansea is a fine city but there seems to be a penchant there for digging up the roads.
It seems that no sooner is one project finished than another begins.
On a recent visit to the city, I got off the bus at Sainsbury's with the intention of walking to the Waterfront Museum.
It was like something out of The Great Escape with wire mesh barriers everywhere including the pavements.
Near the museum, while trying to see a way though the maze, I was hooted at by a car driver who was travelling quite fast and I suspect, the wrong way.
I used to drive quite regularly in Swansea but I would not do so now.
So come on Swansea, put the diggers and the cones away.
Stop painting even more arrows on the road and make it a pleasant and safe experience to visit once more.