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Adam says it’s time for a Sunday bus for north Byron Shire

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As many people are aware, there is no public transport in the north of Byron Shire on Sundays, making it difficult for people, young people in particular, to get to where they want to go. Adam Luck has decided to take action on this problem. 

Adams told The Echo that for those people traveling between Ocean Shores, New Brighton Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby in particular, this has become a major problem. If you want to see friends, or anything else in these areas you either have to hitchhike or have dedicated parents and friends who are prepared to drive you around. Adam is one of the people who is impacted by this problem, so he decided to start a petition, requiring over 1,000 signatures, to be presented to the Byron Shire Council on Thursday. In only five days, with support from his carers,, Adam has exceeded the goal of 1,000 signatures.

‘Everybody is saying “Yes, we need a bus service”,’ Adam told The Echo. Others signing the petition echoed this sentiment saying ‘My daughter would love this’ and ‘My kids could get around so much more easily, it would be great.’ 

All this was started by Adams’ initiative, along with his mum telling him to stop complaining about the lack of public transport and do something to make a change.

If you want to support Adam, you can go and watch him present the signatures to Byron Shire Council during public access on Thursday, 23 May.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah we’ll if there was a train oh that’s right there was one once just saying . things maybe easier to get around north of Byron bay

    • Trains can only run to very limited locations along railway tracks and only stop at stations. The railway doesn’t even go to Brunswick Heads. Buses can provide flexible services to a lot more locations at a much lower cost. Multiple professional transport consultants have come to the same conclusion.

      Squandering hundreds of millions of dollars resurrecting the derelict railway and millions more running small numbers of services with a handful of passengers would be incredibly financially irresponsible of the government. It isn’t going to happen. That was decided ten years ago.

      The decisions to convert the corridor to a trail have been made. Trains will not be returning. Bleating about it is pointless.

    • Ya reckon? – it wouldn’t take you to Brunswick Heads, New Brighton, Ocean Shores or South Golden Beach.

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