A new and improved Swansea Promenade for walkers and cyclists
Work to brighten up and improve one of Swansea's best features has started.
Swansea Promenade at sunset
Thanks to a £1.3 million investment, walkers and cyclists will soon have an even more pleasant experience along a key stretch of Swansea's coastline. Work on improving the promenade between the Civic Centre and the former observatory building on the seafront include the introduction of new lighting, hand rails, street furniture and public art. Footpath and cycleway surfacing will also be repaired where necessary.
The scheme is funded by the City and County of Swansea, an European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence grant from the Wales European Funding Office, plus a £1 million grant from the Welsh Assembly Government's Regeneration Area programme.
The works will last until the early summer and access to the promenade will be maintained in the mean time.
Jocelyn Davies AM, Deputy Minister for Housing and Regeneration, said she was delighted by the investment. She added: "Swansea is blessed with a beautiful coastline so I'm delighted that this project will help to make the most of what nature has given the city. Improving the appearance of the waterfront path and the facilities around it will benefit both locals and visitors to Swansea alike."
The waterfront improvement scheme is part of a package of projects designed to help Swansea become a leading European waterfront city under the direction of the City Centre Strategic Framework. Other schemes will see a continental-style boulevard along the main road between the Tawe river bridges and the LC and an environmental enhancement of Lower Oxford Street.
Extracted from www.abayoflife.com
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