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April 16, 2021

The bypass roundabout

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In all the discussion around the new bypass, I have not seen anything about the, if not elephant at least pygmy hippo, in the room, which appears on all the diagrams we have seen, the latest in Jan Barham’s page last week. This is the apparent roundabout at the intersection of the extended Butler and Browning Streets.

If the aim of the bypass is to improve traffic flow this will be a major hindrance, witness the hospital roundabout, and yet it seems to have no purpose. Traffic would flow far better around a smooth curve at that point and there would be less impact on the subtropical rainforest area.

This roundabout along with the spare south-facing exit at the disco dong roundabout both suggest a provision for access to the mythic realm of ‘West Byron’. Would anyone like to enlighten us?


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