I would like to thank Byron councillors for voting to implement the improvements at Shirley Street/ Lawson Street roundabout. I think it will improve traffic flow through town, especially for locals not heading for the beach.
We will have a separate lane leading us through town to the various car parking options available.
It won’t fix everything but it’s going to be a help!
What will also help and possibly reduce traffic into town are more parking options on the peripheral of town, possibly around Kendall Street.
If there were signs out on Ewingsdale road approaching town advising people that the Main Beach car park was full then I’m sure many people would consider a 10 minute walk from around Kendall Street into town or a three minute walk across the rail lines to the beach a more desirable option. Even more desirable if this peripheral parking were cheaper/for longer stay and signed as such.
I know this will cost a heap and again may not be the perfect option but car parking revenue can be put toward it and will be another step in the right direction.
Stuart Baird, Ewingsdale