Blues on the Green 2015

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The annual “Blues on the Green” concert series at Zilker Park is underway. This event has a significant impact upon our neighborhood, so you may want to review the information below provided by the City of Austin and plan your travel accordingly.

Additional information can be found at the Blues on the Green web site.

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

  • Event Dates: May 27, June 24, July 22, August 5
  • Rain Dates: June 3, 10, 17, July 15, 29 & Aug 12
  • Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

MESSAGING

  • On air announcements on KGSR that promote alternative transportation (parking garages, bus routes, and biking)
  • Bike share information on website promoting using bike share transportation to event
  • Heavy social media messaging about alternative transportation options
  • Temporary digital signs on Mopac to inform the public of the event and to aid in traffic flow
  • Variable message boards prior to each event (slated for eastbound Barton Springs and north/southbound Lamar)
  • “No Parking” signage along southbound frontage from Rollingwood Drive to 2244
  • Phone number for parking violations: 512-633-8507
  • Neighborhood Call In Line – 311

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

Bus Routes
Lamar at Barton Springs
• SOUTHBOUND – Routes 3, 338, 803 runs until 12:30am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/4070.html
• NORTHBOUND = Routes 3, 338, 803 runs until 12:30am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/781.html

Barton Springs at Zilker Park
• Route 30 Southbound/Westbound) until 10pm – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/2160.html
• Route 30 Northbound/Eastbound until 10:45pm – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/2145.html

Veterans at Atlanta, near Austin High (Stop ID 19)
• Route 4 Eastbound, until 11:19am | Route 4 Westbound, until 12:00am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/1977.html

#801 MetroRapid runs every 12-20 minutes with stops at Barton Springs Station, Auditorium Shores, and South Congress

Parking Garages

  • One Texas Center – 764 vehicles
  • Palmer Events Center – 1200 vehicles (available on May 27th and July 22nd)
  • Austin High School – 600 vehicles

On Site Parking

  • Stratford holds 500-800 vehicles and Polo Fields hold 800-1000 vehicles

Bike Parking

  • 50 Bike racks – Each rack holds 15 bikes – this can accommodate 750+ bikes

APD STAFFING – 1 SUPERVISOR, 12 OFFICERS
3 Officers working along Barton Springs for traffic control and assisting with pedestrian traffic at the following locations:

  • Barton Springs/Stratford
  • Barton Springs/between William Barton and Lou Neff
  • Barton Springs/Lou Neff Crosswalk/2nd Exit at Polo Fields

2 Officers – only allow residents through the barricade

  • Shut down Lund at Robert E. Lee & Bluebonnet at Dexter

3 Officers at eastbound Barton Springs at Robert E Lee to help direct traffic along Barton Springs.

  • 5 Officers dedicated for neighborhood/ keeping traffic from parking illegally:
  • Keep vehicles from parking along the frontage roads of Mopac from Columbus to 2244
  • Keep vehicles from parking along Robert E Lee from Barton Springs to Spring Creek Drive

3 Officers (includes one supervisor) roving in Neighborhood for parking violations/towing if needed

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2015 Zilker Kite Festival Information

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The following information was provided to our neighborhood association by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department Office of Special Events in preparation for the annual Zilker Kite Festival scheduled for Sunday, March 1:

Web Links

Event Details and Closure Periods

Zilker Park Open Areas And Barton Spring Pool Details

  • Barton Springs Pool is currently closed for cleaning, and will be closed during this event.
  • Robert E Lee Parking Lot – will be staffed for park trail users. Event parkers will NOT be able to park in this lot.
  • Zilker Park – open at all times on the south side except on event day.
  • Zilker Park – open on the north side up until approximately 2 pm on Saturday for load-in purposes.  The park grounds are still open; users should park on the south side and use the pedestrian crosswalk. Lou Neff will be dedicated at that time to festival traffic for load in purposes.

OTHER SPACES:

  • Auditorium Shores Middle Lawn, and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users.

Dedicated Neighborhood ROVING Patrol

APD officers have been scheduled for dedicated neighborhood ticketing/enforcement. Please call 311 as noted below to have a request sent over in real time to the event site.

Neighborhood Call-In Line: 311

The city has enhanced the way we are using 311. 311 will be sending all traffic/parking and sound complaints immediately to the event site City contacts in real time. Please have vehicle make/model and street address ready to report parking violations.

Parking Restrictions

  • NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed due to the increase in restricted parking areas, as well as allowing for time for corrections prior to the event commencing.
  • These signs are valid upon installation, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNAGE.

HELPFUL TIP:  Want to save parking near your house?  Put your vehicle curbside, in the unsigned area of the road!  Remember to face the correct direction of travel!  Then your guests can use your driveway!

General Violations

Examples of what to call in:

  • Parking within 30′ of the approach to a stop sign.
  • Parking or blocking within 15′ of a fire hydrant.
  • Parking left wheel to curb. (cars parked facing against traffic).
  • If a car blocks YOUR Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
  • Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.

Shuttles / Bike Parking

  • Dedicated festival shuttles run from 2 locations.  See KITE FESTIVAL WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE/DETAILS.
  • Bike to the event – bike rack is located at the rugby field.
  • Parking at the park is NOT encouraged.  It is limited and fills very early in the morning.
  • EXTENSIVE illegal parking/towing patrols operate in the area neighborhoods.
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Austin will host the 2015 National Cycle-Cross Championships at Zilker Park from January 7-11. The City has provided the following information regarding access to Barton Spring Pool and traffic/parking impact for the area. Please check the links to PDF documents below for additional details.

BARTON SPRINGS POOL PARKING INFORMATION DURING THE USA CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The USA Cyclocross Championships will be taking place in Zilker Park between January 7th-11th, 2015. Barton Springs Pool will remain open, but access to the north entrance and parking lot will be closed from January 6th -11th, 2015 for the set up and the event. Please note that access to parking at the Barton Springs Pool Main Entrance and access to surrounding roads will be limited during these dates.

The south parking lot (located at 710 Robert E Lee) and south gate of Barton Springs Pool will be open for swimmers from 5am – 9:50pm during the event.

ROAD CLOSURES
January 11 ONLY Barton Springs lane reduction each way west/east to manage traffic/ pedestrians. Northbound Stratford will be open to vehicular traffic, while southbound closed for pedestrian safety/use from the Stratford field to the event site. Expect higher than normal traffic Jan 7-10 at the site/area.

No parking signage will be installed January 7-11 and enforced by neighborhood rovers hired by the event. On January 11, barricade positions will be additionally staffed into the neighborhood.
TIP: If you have guests coming over, it is suggested to park your car on street in legal unsigned areas, and then allow your guests to park in the driveway, if applicable.

Call-in Phone Number 877-342-2076

Web Links

 
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