Ray Hunt, Ballina
Could the organisers of the ‘Try and inconvenience most of Byron’ have done a better job?
After a surf at Wategos early Sunday morning I was greeted with ALL roads back towards the A&I Estate blocked, and was told they were staying that way. I was directed to Ruskin Street as a way through, and after 20 minutes of waiting, with dozens of other people, we were then directed to Patterson Street.
After a further 10 minutes, traffic was directed south onto Bangalow Rd, one car at a time, in between streams of Lycra-clad tryhards, who we had to follow with our hazard lights on, and I was then able to turn at the golf course and drive back to the A&I Estate, via Bangalow. I’m sure there is a better way, and place, to have such a disruptive event without so much inconvenience to locals by blocking all access to town and the industrial area.
I pity the two interstate buses I passed trying to get passengers to and from Byron. I estimate at least 200 other vehicles were in the same position I found myself in – stuck on the east side of town. Move it to a better place, or don’t have it.