Have your say on our Active Transport Plan

Feedback closes 31 May 2024

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We are seeking feedback on the 2024 Draft Active Transport Plan.

The Draft Active Transport Plan promotes walking, cycling and other modes of active transport around Byron Shire.

Take a look at the Draft Active Transport Plan and map, then provide your feedback using the survey below.

Draft Active Transport Plan(PDF, 3MB)

Draft Active Transport Plan Map and Survey

You can also email your feedback to trafficoperations@byron.nsw.gov.au

Your feedback will help us plan and deliver active transport improvements across the Shire over the next 10 years.

What has informed the Active Transport Plan?

We have reviewed our Bike Plan and the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP), which look at how people walk, cycle and move around the Byron Shire. These plans were developed in 2018 after extensive community consultation. 

We have combined the PAMP and Bike Plan to form the Active Transport Plan. 

This includes community objectives and aligns with the Moving Byron Strategy, which was adopted in 2022.

It's now time to check in, review the plans, priorities and achievements.

The Plan and Map show projects identified:

  • As part of the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan
  • As part of the Bike Plan
  • Reported by customers.

Next steps and funding

Your feedback will help us finalise the activities in the Plan.

We will then be seeking opportunities to partner with the State Government, private enterprise and the community to help deliver the actions identified in the Active Transport Plan. 

This is a review of our existing Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan and Byron Shire Bike Plan, developed through extensive consultation in 2018.

It brings the Plans together and provides an opportunity to check in to ensure the right projects are being prioritised.

The overarching priority actions are to:

  • Increase active travel into the future. 
  • Remove major barriers to network connectivity.
  • Design and deliver quality infrastructure that maximises safety and accessibility.
  • Provide supporting facilities that make it more attractive and convenient to walk and cycle.
  • Promote the use of bicycles for short trips.
  • Mullumbimby
  • Byron Bay
  • Suffolk Park
  • Bangalow
  • Ocean Shores, South Golden Beach, New Brighton and Billinudgel
  • Brunswick Heads
  • Main Arm
  • Federal.

Why aren’t rural areas included in this plan?

Some rural locations have not been addressed because:

  • They are typically areas with less concentrated pedestrian activity.
  • There is very little dedicated cycling infrastructure.
  • The environment doesn’t support accessible paths or cycleways, for example steep, narrow or curved roads.


We categorise projects using the following criteria:


  • How high is the risk to people’s safety, particularly vulnerable demographics such as the elderly, children or people with disabilities?
  • Have there been pedestrian or cycle crashes in this location?
  • , reduces the need to cross roads, etc


  • Does it improve pedestrian and cycle access and other forms of mobility?
  • Is it part of a broader connection that significantly improves pedestrian and cycle access and other forms of mobility?


Connects a diverse number of residential areas, key attractors and/or public transport facilities or fills gaps in the network.


The number of people using the area, current and future demand.


In 2019 Council adopted the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan and Bike Plan, which set out the Shire’s priorities for walking and cycling networks.  

Following the adoption of Council’s Moving Byron Strategy in December 2022, these plans now need an update to align with the objectives of this document and what the community want.