PLANS for an urban park along The Kingsway in Swansea were given a frosty reception by Evening Post readers.
The council's ambitious redevelopment of the major thoroughfare would see what is being billed as the city's 'Central Park' take its place alongside two lanes of traffic rather than the current four.
The proposed new layout would see the current bus lane removed to allow traffic to travel in both directions on the southern side of the carriageway with work expected to start along the route later this year.
However, Post readers took to Facebook to show their displeasure at the £10 million plans.
David Estepanian said: "How about concentrating on lowering rates and trying to get some shops open, walking through town and there must be at least 50 shops that are boarded up / closed!"
Many believed that Swansea's High Street should be the focus for redevelopment.
Margaret Davies said: "What about the High Street. Visitors to Swansea first impression is that ghastly sight that was once the beautiful High Street. Please get your priorities right."
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Emma Daniels commented: "We used to have a lovely 'central park' called Castle Gardens! Admit your failures! These aren't new ideas. You're reverting all the roads back to the way they were before some pillock thought up the one-way system."
Philip Wyn Davies added: "Just put grass back in Castle Square worst decision ever to concrete that over."
Many raised concerns about having a park so close to traffic.
Vicky Louise Styles said: "Put a park right next to a road where people are being run over? Idiots."
Jonathan Bancroft said: "From green grass to concrete and back to green grass again..from 2 way road systems to 3 way systems down to 1 way systems and back to 2 way systems again ...from double deckers to single deckers to bendy buses and back to single deckers again ...swansea council are an absolute joke and wasted soooooo much money on poor ideas...get someone in there with some proper ideas on how to reignite the city centre."
And Sandra Davies stated her view in no uncertain times, saying: "Another waste of money by Swansea Council. What services will be cut to fund this daft project?"
But it wasn't all negative comments.
David Hammond said: "I personally think it's a good idea (though I might be the only one judging by the rest of the comments) and a green space would definitely improve that part of town.
"They did a good job with the boulevard coming into Swansea and it's got to be better than the metal fences and sandbags there at the moment.
"As for the boarded up shops, convert them into flats and that would mean less new homes built on green belt land on the outskirts of Swansea."