Byron Bay to Suffolk Park Cycleway

One of Byron Shire Council’s priorities is the construction of a cycleway from Suffolk Park to Byron Bay.

Creating a cycle friendly town is a key component of the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan. The Byron to Suffolk Cycleway will allow our community to roll safely along Bangalow Road, better connecting 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, which is now proudly funded by the NSW Government, includes

Project stages

 Stage 1 and 2 are complete. The remaining stages are scheduled for completion in October 2020.  

Detailed designs for stages 3 and 4 will be finalised and made public in July 2020. This will include:

  • on-road cycle paths in both directions
  • reduced on-street parking on Bangalow Road.

More information about the intended parking changes will be provided in July. There will be no changes to parking until August 2020. 

Stage 1 & 2: Beech Drive South to Byron @ Byron

This stage was completed in January 2020 and funded through $500,000 in funding from Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 2.


Stage 3: Old Bangalow Road to Browning Street

  • Resurfacing works were completed in May 2020 in preparation for the on road cycleway.
  • The detailed design for the project is now being finalised and further information will made available in July 2020.
  • The new line marking, signs and crossings for this stage will be implemented and constructed between August and October 2020.


Stage 4: Byron at Byron to Old Bangalow Road

  • Road widening and shared path works commenced in May 2020 and will continue until July 2020.
  • Detailed designs will be available in July and the project will be finalised before October 2020. 


Stage 5: Beech Drive South to Clifford Street

Shared path works were completed in early 2020. Footpath works will be completed in the coming financial year.  


Byron to Suffolk Cycleway Overview Map

 Byron to Suffolk Cycleway Overview Map

 Legend Image for Cycleway Map


The endorsed concept design consists of a combination of:

  • provision of new shared paths;
  • upgrade of existing shared paths;
  • provision of new on-road cycle lanes;
  • provision of new footpaths;
  • upgrade of existing crossings; and
  • provision of new crossings.

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.