Congratulations to all concerned on the successful relaunch of the Byron market held on the first Sunday of the month. However, as with all new initiatives, issues arise that redesign can improve. I would like to add the following points to what I assume will be an ongoing review of and conversation about the event.
1. Do not close Jonson St: the stalls on the street could easily be fitted into the other areas and in addition, the Rails and Information Centre car park should be used for stalls, not poorly signed parking.
2. More toilets: the existing toilets at the bus interchange and Railway Park were significantly inadequate for the number of people who attended.
3. The ‘food court’: the ambiance and connectivity of the food court and live music area opposite the train station must be improved to be similar to that of the former location.
Finally, I believe the market would be significantly better for all stakeholders if redesigned without the road closure.