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Cycling Times. Another festive season, and I cycle my daily commute to Byron Bay.

I see a million traffic movements and hundreds of cycle riders negotiating below par footpaths/shared cycleways or more likely joining the on road traffic nightmare.

To ride from Lilli Pilli to Sunrise through the middle of town on our now 10 -ear disused and derelict train line converted to a rail trail, would be such a breath of fresh air, a much safer option for all, therefore reducing injuries, as well as a great asset to our region.

Bring on the rail trail pronto.

Ron Land, Byron Bay


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