A park and ride scheme has long been touted as one of the possible solutions to Byron Bay's traffic snarls. Now a scheme could be in place in time for New Year's Eve.
A park and ride scheme has long been touted as one of the possible solutions to Byron Bay's traffic snarls. Now a scheme could be in place in time for New Year's Eve.

Park and ride trial may have council go-ahead

A TRIAL "Park and Ride" scheme could be initiated on Boxing Day at Byron Bay, with details to be decided upon this week by Byron Shire Council.

A staff recommendation is that the council chooses a minimum service to start with that would cost $57,000 and offer early bird parking at the Butler Street Reserve with a 24-seater bus operating a morning run between 8-10am taking patrons on a loop of town, dropping them as close as possible to their destination.

Parking would be provided free of charge at the reserve.

If an afternoon return trip was offered, an additional $550 a day would need to be budgeted, staff said.

The trial, if adopted by the council at its ordinary meeting today, would run for 12 days, with extra services scheduled on New Year's Eve.


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