Wind Street could close to cars seven evenings a week
THE brakes could be put on traffic travelling through a busy city street seven nights a week because of safety fears.
Vehicles are already banned from driving through Wind Street after 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
But the popular road could now be closed every evening if Swansea Council's cabinet rubber stamps proposals this week.
It follows concerns raised about the safety of night-time visitors in the area from South Wales Police.
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Council leader Chris Holley, said: "Common sense teaches us that vehicles and drinkers do not mix easily and that's why this report has been brought to us.
"South Wales Police asked for a closure to traffic on Wednesdays after 7pm to match what happens on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
"It's because the area is becoming increasingly busy with people using pubs and clubs and the police are concerned about the potential for accidents.
"The advice from our community safety officers is that public safety would be best served by introducing the restrictions seven nights a week because that would avoid confusion.
"Although it goes further than what the police asked for, they have endorsed our revised proposals."
If the plan gets the green light Wind Street will be closed to all motorists except emergency vehicles between 7pm and 6am.
Parking vehicles in the street between 7pm and 6am will also not be possible under the proposals.
If Cabinet agree in principle to closure, a full round of consultation will take place before a final decision is reached.