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October 4, 2022

Suffering the (permanent) Byron traffic chaos

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Close one lane at Belongil Creek and sit back and watch what happens on your average Tuesday (21/3) morning.

Traffic backed up beyond the Cavanbah Sports Centre towards Ewingsdale. From Belongil Creek there was a single lane of cars trying to leave town blocked all the way back past the police station, down Jonson Street, back to Mitre 10. The whole town was gridlocked.

Is this the future while they try and build a roundabout at Belongil? Council needs to provide some alternative.

Consider how many hours of people’s time wasted let alone business suffering at both ends because people won’t go there.

An electrician coming into town for an appointment with me rang and said he was turning back. Cannot wait until Easter when the chaos normally begins.

G Graham, Byron Bay

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  1. Make Ewingsdale Road a Toll road so the Byron Council has some income to fix its infrastructure. You charge people to come into Byron Bay and you charge them to park when they are here.
    Byron is being inundated with people and cars because it is too cheap to be here.

  2. Good idea Len – but not of course for Byron residents. Throw in much higher parking charges, paid dunnies, bed taxes and the various other tourist taxes I read in the Echo , continue the current minimalist road machinate regimen , maybe on the spot fines for cyclists not wearing helmets, and shoppers not wearing shirts and the Byron Shire might achieve the apparent goal of heliminating the need to charge any rates.

    • … hindeed, not just heliminating rates, but hutterly heliminating them for hever (I really need my new spectacles!)


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