Walk, roll, ride – another shared path being built in Byron Bay

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Work on a new shared path on Tennyson Street at Byron Bay will start on 25 October 2021.

The project, which will cost $1.3 million, will see a new pathway for cyclists, pedestrians, skaters and scooters from Byron Bay Public School, past the recreation ground to the end of Tennyson St to link up to Sandhills which is the proposed location of a new skatepark.

Phil Holloway, Director Infrastructure Services, said the project, which is funded by a grant from the Transport for NSW Road Safety Program will see an enormous amount of work undertaken in Tennyson Street and take about four months to finish.

“Tennyson Street, while only 560m long, is one of the town’s busier streets with two schools, two popular local shops, a church, the Byron Bay War Memorial Gates, tennis courts and the rec ground,” Mr Holloway said.

“There’s a lot of cars, children, parents, bikes, scooters and pedestrians so the aim is to make it safer for everyone,” he said.

Four pedestrian refuges will be built on Tennyson Street and another two on nearby Browning Street to make crossing the street safer.

The intersection at Marvell Street and Tennyson Street will also be upgraded and sections of the road will be resurfaced.

Council staff are contacting and working with stakeholders including schools so they can inform their communities about the work.

“We have also contacted the Bryon Bay RSL Sub-Branch and will continue to work with them to ensure our work does not impact on the town’s War Memorial Gates,” Mr Holloway said.

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