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Byron Shire
April 22, 2021

Ewingsdale Road a snail trail

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In the last few months we have discussed many objective and subjective opinions regarding a plethora of subjects: rock walls, koalas, developments – and the list goes on.

One subject our entire community agrees on is the tragic state of our traffic congestion.

Last Thursday from 9.30am till 5.30pm traffic on Ewingsdale Road was banked back, without a break, to Ozigo all day.

Surely some commonsense should prevail somewhere here in regards to putting the community before any development that goes ahead. And if the developers can take heed it would be really good to all be on the same team again. It’s a shambles.

What is the rush here… .is it just dollars? Surely not if you live here.


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  1. Agreed Damien, and the proposed Council bypass will solve nothing.

    The daily traffic jam on Ewingsdale Rd is primarily due to day trippers heading to two places: 1. to park in the CBD, or 2. drive straight across town to the beaches. Why then is Council building a bypass to the southern end of the CBD which will only be used by 10-30% of inbound traffic?

    We need to keep the cars out of the CBD, by allowing day trippers to park on the western side of the railway line (Butler St Reserve is the obvious place) and we need to fix the Jonson & Lawson roundabout so day trippers heading to the beach can across town easily. A pedestrian bridge over Lawson St would also help.

  2. It’s already really bad, and imagine what it’s going to be like in the future, it’s really scary. I dont know how they allowed this development. Insane!

    I’d love to see some public polls on how many people want the development compared to how many don’t.


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