Byron Bay’s Bay Lane which runs behind the Beach Hotel will be car-free every night from 5pm to 5am starting Saturday 5 December, thanks to the installation of automated bollards this week.
The aim of the Bay Lane project is to make the small street, which is lined with restaurants, a much safer area for people to enjoy in the evenings.
The bollards will remain hidden during the day, allowing vehicles to use Bay Lane, but they will be automated to rise out of the road from 5pm every evening.
Business and property owners have been notified. Council has also been liaising with them for a number of years about this project which is designed to make the short, but busy laneway safer for all users.
Once the bollards are in place and have been tested the only traffic allowed into Bay Lane at night will be foot traffic.