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 progress update

Stage 1 is complete. The shared path on the eastern side is complete as part of Stages 2 and 5. Footpath construction on the western side will be complete in August 2020 for stages 2 and 5.

Preliminary designs for stage 3 are now available. Click here to view. 

Residents and road users should expect short delays and detours during the works. There will also be a reduction in the availability of on-street parking to make way for the new on road cycleway.

Stage 1: 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 2 & 5 : Beech Drive South to Beech Drive North

The shared path on the eastern side is complete as part of stages 2 and 5. Footpath construction on the Wwestern side will be complete in August 2020.

 

Stage 3: Old Bangalow Road to Browning Street

  • Resurfacing works were completed in May 2020 in preparation for the on road cycleway.
  • Preliminary designs for this stage of the project can be viewed by clicking here
  • The new line marking, signs and crossings for this stage will be implemented and constructed between September and November 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.
  • The project is due for completion in November 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.