Footpaths & Cycleways

Byron Shire Bike Plan and Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan

We own and maintain 89km of footpaths and cycleways, stairs and kerb ramps across the Shire.

Our Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan and a 10 year Bike Plan for the Shire, help guide improvements we make to our footpaths and cycleways.

These plans have been informed by the community as part of our Walk Roll Ride project.

Footpath and cycleway projects

Since the release of the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan and Bike Plan many key projects have been completed or are currently being designed for construction. 

Table of footpath and cycleway projects completed or being designed.

Project and location Status 
 Rifle Range Road Intersection Footpath  Under Construction
 Bangalow Road Shared Path Underpass Upgrade  Design
Byron Street Shared Path, Bangalow 
Tincogan Street pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades, Mullumbimby  Under Construction
Sandhills Skate Park and Recreation Precinct Shared Path, Byron Bay  Under Construction
Bayshore Drive Shared Path, Ewingsdale   Design 
Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads cycleway/shared path, Options study underway  Design 
Murwillumbah Road raised crossing upgrade, Mullumbimby     Completed
Rifle Range Road to Show Ground Shared Path, Bangalow  Design
Raftons Road Shared Path, Bangalow   Design
Lighthouse Road Shared Path Upgrade, Byron Bay  Design

How do we prioritise our projects?

As we continue to expand our pedestrian and bike network, we will prioritise future Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan and Bike Plan projects as follows:
  1. Projects that improve connections to and within current bike and pedestrian networks, as well as public transport.
  2. Projects that align with Integrated Transport Strategy objectives, particularly those that support a shift away from car use. 
  3. Projects that are identified by Master Plans as priorities.

We continue to seek grant funding to support the roll out of our pedestrian and bike network.

As funding allows, we also continue to investigate other potential projects that improve connection and support the shift away from car use, but which may not be covered by Master Plans.