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Got any ideas on how to improve walking, cycling and traffic movement in the Byron CBD?

Byron Shire Council staff will be in Byron Bay’s main street this week to talk to people about their ideas for improving walking, cycling and traffic in the Byron Bay town centre.

The feedback from the community and businesses will be used to inform an Access and Movement Study and Strategy that was identified as a priority in the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan.

Byron Shire Council’s Manager, Environmental and Economic Planning, Sharyn French, said that access and movement in the town centre was a major concern for people during public consultation for the Masterplan.

“When we spoke to the community they told us they were frustrated about traffic congestion, a lack of pedestrian and cycling access and public transport,” Ms French said.

“When Council developed the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan traffic was identified as the biggest issue for the town centre and the Access and Movement Strategy will look at ways we can improve the street and pathway networks,” she said.

Specialist traffic and movement consultants, MRCagney, have been engaged to look at the way people of all ages and abilities move around in Byron Bay and Council has organised a series of pop up studios and community presentations to get people’s ideas.

“We are hoping people will take the time to stop and chat about their views on improving how people walk, ride and drive around Byron Bay’s town centre,” Ms French said.

People are invited to drop-in and share their ideas at a pop up studio near The Northern Hotel on Jonson St between the following times:

Thursday 20 July - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Friday 21 July - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 22 July - 9am to 12noon

Two community presentations and workshops will be held at the Byron Bay Community Centre on:

Thursday 20 July from 5.30 to 7.30pm
Saturday 22 July from 10am to 12pm

To comment or share information about the Access and Movement Strategy and Study email: placeplanning@byron.nsw.gov.au

For more information about the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan click the link below.
http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/events/2017/07/14/byron-bay-town-centre-masterplan-movement-strategy-workshops-and-open-air-studio-p

Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.