Well done Byron shire councillors! At last, Byron Shire might have a sensible debate about traffic lights.
After waiting more than 20 years for something to happen at the increasingly dangerous Clifford Street intersection – being told the cost of a roundabout was prohibitive and no-one would tolerate traffic lights – I welcome some sensible discussion.
I can’t think of a more reasonable resolution than was passed, that calls for objective, informed investigation and contextualised merit-based decisions.
Personally, I’m over having to navigate a horrendous intersection as my only exit from the place where I live, subject to what seems little more than the whim of some in the shire, who, if they ever visit beachside Suffolk, can do so when they choose and don’t have to face the daily peak hour roulette to get to work, or kids to school.
Byron Bay is also well and truly in need of better traffic solutions than the chaos of the roundabouts in Lawson Street.
No-one more than me mourns the passing of the sleepy beach-side village that was Byron Bay but no amount of petulant foot-stamping will bring it back.
Liz Levy, Suffolk Park