Pam Scarborough, Byron Bay
There has been a great deal of work done through 2020 to make our roads more usable, and I can foresee that things will, one day, be improved.
But, sorry, there is a but – I am appealing to our mayor to find a way to focus the available manpower that we have, to find a way to open up the bypass tomorrow. Work on nothing else, just get the bypass open, it is urgent.
The community is at breaking point, they have been tolerant, they have been patient, they have queued endlessly, they have stuffed their frustration back down their throats and just got on with life, but today with the Lollipop men on Lawson street, the traffic backup was just insane, this on a Monday, and not anywhere near the busier times that are coming.
Right now, Byron Bay’s poor, worn out residents just deserve a reward. They’ve earned it.
I made the mistake of going to Bunnings today, but being stoic, I thought, oh never mind, I’ll just risk my life, and come home to Mackay Street over St Helena (me and quite a few others) and you know, while waiting to turn right into Mackay Street, with all the traffic waiting behind me, some nice driver who had just spent 40 minutes trying to get home, blinked his lights, gave me a wave, and held up his queue, so I could cross, and let the others behind me get going again too.
Byron Bay people are kind, but they have been truly tried. They need a hero to step up and find a way to get the job done. It’s there, There has to be a way to do it.
There must be a reward for all the suffering already undertaken, we can’t really be expected to just go on as things are until February, it is too much! Please help us.