It is with much disappointment I discovered that Byron Shire Council is again removing more parking spaces from the Byron CBD area.
Middleton Street between the court house and Targa restaurant is one of the only remaining places where workers can park for an unrestricted time.
This doesn’t only apply to workers in the immediate vicinity but those as far as Lawson Street near Jonson Street.
And changing from angle parking to parallel also means it reduces the number of parks by more than half!
When BSC changed all parking places in Byron from rear to nose in a few years ago, a large number of parking spaces were lost.
If BSC are wanting to reduce the amount of traffic that comes into the Byron CBD are they prepared to provide a Park ’n’ Ride option for the workers that keep this community functioning?
Or do we need to continually move our vehicles every four hours as the ever-vigilant ‘parking patrol’ roams the streets with $101 parking infringements at the ready?
Don’t penalise the local workers for the tourists!
Amanda Lucantonio, Talofa