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Taking my life in my hands in Swansea

I have been staying this week in just about the most pedestrian-unfriendly and public-transport-unfriendly hotel I can recall, and the suprise is that it's not in the USA - its in the suburbs of Swansea.

Here's what I'm faced with as I walk out of the hotel

The path to the hotel, Morriston, Swansea


and when I turn left at the roundabout, onto a dual carriage way, I face more of the same

Discouraging walkers in Morriston / Swansea


even without the road / other works, there's clearly no footpath on either side normally, as witnessed by the mudbath path. And whilst there are sloped pedestrian ramps to allow wheelchair to cross, traffic parks across them and no-one stops to let pedestarians ove in the continual stream of traffic.



There's an irony. The hotel fronts directly onto the road that I wanted to walk down, which has good paths. But to get to it, east of the hotel, I have to go east, north, west, south, and east again as shown. Yet there's a gate onto the road. It's locked, of course ... and the hotel receptionist tells me that the council won't let them have access though it.



Reasonable hotel. Recommended for pedestrians ONLY if you're happy to take your life in your hands!
(written 2014-12-11)

 
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