A series of inquiries into the bypass have all shown that well over 90 per cent of traffic coming into Byron Bay is headed for Byron Bay.
We certainly need to facilitate through traffic, particularly for locals, and logic dictates the only solutions are to cut down on the traffic headed for the Bay or have the bypass further out, which still won’t deal with the traffic jams.
This bypass, almost in the middle of town, will be useful for less than 10 per cent of the traffic currently crossing the railway line, but only when they get there.
The effect on tailbacks on Ewingsdale Rd are likely to be insignificant, particularly if the line is frequently closing for a smelly old diesel train.
This bypass is being foisted on our community because, without a bypass, state government won’t pass the West Byron mega development.
Apparently it only has to be there, not necessarily effective or useful. It’s going to get even less useful when that short-term real estate bonanza arrives.
A huge money trough that, apparently, our real estate agent councillor has no intention of participating in. Surely that’s what ‘no financial interest’ actually means, at least morally.
We have criminal destruction of both the Butler St residents’ neighbourhood and precious wetland, for what? Massive short-term real estate profits from a completely inappropriate development.
Way to go.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra