Byron Bay to Suffolk Park Cycleway

The Suffolk Park to Byron Bay cycleway was a priority for Council for many years.

This project, which has been delivered in five stages,  is close to completion with the only work left being:

  • painting the cycle lane green at conflict zones
  • line marking
  • lane delineators
  • installation of raised reflective markers.

These works require a dry road surface and have been delayed since December 2020 due to intermittent wet weather.  

The work will be completed as soon as weather permits.  

Background

Creating a cycle friendly town is a key component of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan. The Byron to Suffolk cycleway will provide a safe connection from our outer suburbs and schools to the town centre.

The cycleway will be named in memory of Ben Donohoe, a much-loved local teenager who was tragically killed in an accident in 2010 near The Roadhouse Café.

Funding

This project is funded by the NSW Government and Byron Shire Council:

Byron to Suffolk Cycleway Overview Map

 Byron to Suffolk Cycleway Overview Map

 Legend Image for Cycleway Map

 

The concept design was one of the outcomes of The Byron Bay to Suffolk Park Cycleway Investigation, which was undertaken by a specialist consultant in collaboration with Council staff under the guidance of the Transport Infrastructure Advisory Committee (TIAC). The investigation considered a range of options, including but not limited to:

  • a continuous single, on-road cycleway on both sides of the road;
  • a continuous dual lane on the eastern side of the road; and
  • a continuous dual lane on the western side of the road.

The investigation resulted in a preferred option concept design that was developed to be the best and most cost-effective option to connect Byron Bay to Suffolk Park.  This was endorsed by Council in 2018.

For more information see the Council’s resolution (Res 19-066) page 20.