This map shows the GTR bypass in full utilising the existing rail corridor and Byron St link road.
We believe the rail corridor represents the town's transport infrastructure legacy. It can provide for a multi modal transit artery completely adjacent to the heart of town with uninterrupted access, capacity for parking, bus transit interchange and a rail trail.
This route represents Byron Bay’s best solution that helps preserve and improve upon the town’s unique character, ecology, culture and heritage, all while providing the optimum traffic and transport infrastructure.
The proposed bypass would allow drivers to turn right from Ewingsdale Road onto Kendall St. at the Woolworth's Caltex. Then left onto the Byron St. road reserve (preserving the existing bike and parkway) and alongside the markets reserve, onto the railway corridor.
Turn right at the rail corridor road and continue down to Old Bangalow Road, with entry/ exit points at Mitre 10 and Old Bangalow Road, allowing traffic to access local businesses but also bypass midtown traffic.
This route provides the most cost effective and low impact solution as detailed in the 2001 Environmental Impact Study - Byron Bay CBD Bypass.
Butler to Browning St along the rail corridor.
Kendall to Butler St along the Byron St road reserve.
Browning St to Cemetery Rd continuing along the rail corridor.