2014 Blues on the Green information

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The following information was provided to us by Jason Maurer of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department Office of Special Events. Blues on the Green has a significant impact upon traffic flow around our neighborhood, so you may want to plan your travel accordingly.

Note that the first show has been postponed to June 4 due to recent heavy rain.

KGSR’S BLUES ON THE GREEN INFO SHEET

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

• Dates:
• June 4 – Saints of Valory w/ The Wind And The Wave (rescheduled from May 28)
• June 11 – Heartless Bastards w/ Dana Falconberry
• June 25 – Shinyribs w/ Tameca Jones
• July 9 – Grupo Fantasma w/ Greyhounds
• July 23 – ACL Fest Preview: Robert Ellis w The Nightowls
• Aug 6 – Charlie Mars with Quiet Company
• Rain Dates: June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13
• Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

MESSAGING

• On air announcements on KGSR that promote alternative transportation (parking garages, bus routes, and biking)
• Austin B-Cycle bikeshare marketing promoting using B-Cycle bikeshare transportation to event
• Social media messaging about 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

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

• Bus Routes

o Cap Metro Bus – ROUTE 30-Spyglass/Barton Skyway
– the last pick up heading south is 10:12PM and heading north 10:33PM
o Cap Metro Bus – ROUTE 3-Lamar/Barton Springs (station 5)
– the last pick up heading south is 12:21AM and heading north 11:57PM.
o #801 MetroRapid runs every 15-20 minutes with stops at Auditorium Shores and South Congress

• Parking Garages

o One Texas Center – 764 vehicles
o Austin High School – 600 vehicles

• On Site Parking

o Stratford holds 500-800 vehicles
o Polo Fields hold 800-1000 vehicles

• Bike Parking

o 50 Bike racks – Each rack holds 12 bikes – this can accommodate 600+ bikes
o Austin B-cycle bikeshare staffed on-site bicycle parking

APD STAFFING – 1 SUPERVISOR, 11 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

• 3 permanent officers at east bound Barton Springs at Robert E Lee to help direct traffic along Barton Springs.

• 5 officers dedicated for neighborhood/ keeping traffic from parking illegally:

• Keeping vehicles from parking under Mopac & along the frontage roads of Mopac
• Keeping vehicles from parking along Robert E Lee and in neighborhood

• 3 Officers roving in Neighborhood

• One supervisor will be present to rove in neighborhood

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PLEASE JOIN YOUR FRIENDS & Neighbors for the next quarterly meeting of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association!!!!

When?:            Tuesday April 29th. As usual, dinner and socializing will begin at 6:00pm. The meeting will convene at 7:00pm and conclude by 9:00pm.

Where?:         St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

What?:           In addition to reports from officers and committee chairs, we will discuss:

(1)         POLITICS: How will BHNA approach City Council elections under the new 10-1 system? Some neighborhood associations may hold their own candidate forums, issue briefings, etc., while other associations may combine to hold joint candidate forums or events. Some neighborhood associations may vote to endorse candidates, while others say they won’t. What does BHNA want to do?

(2)         MONEY: Thanks to prudent fiscal management, BHNA has accumulated about $26,000 in its bank account. How much of this do we need to keep in the bank as a reserve for unforeseen contingencies? How much do we want to invest in things that would improve the neighborhood? What are those things?

(3)         TAXES: Why are our property taxes so high? What can we do about it?

Who?:              For #1 and #2, your humble president (I’m using a lower case “p” to tamp down expectations) will facilitate the discussion.For #3, we will have Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector, and Marya Crigler, Chief Appraiser of the Travis Central Appraisal District, speak to us. If you want answers from the top, it don’t get no better than that!

Tom Nuckols
BHNA President

 

Photo by Sam Butler
Update: The annual Zilker Kite Festival scheduled for Mar. 9
that was postponed due to weather from Mar. 2 has been cancelled.

The City will be implementing the same neighborhood no-parking signage as utilized for the Austin City Limits Festival and the Trail of Lights in full scale this year in the Zilker and Barton Hills area.

Parking Restriction Signage

  • NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed February 28.
  • These signs are valid upon installation, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNAGE.
  • It will be actively enforced during event hours.

The restricted parking area signage will stay UP and remain valid during this time period. It will be actively enforced during event hours.

A neighborhood call-in line will once again be available at 512-633-8507

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 driveway.  Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
  • Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.

Helpful Neighborhood Reminders:

  • Please don’t put barriers in the street. It is public property and the police remove them.
  • Restricted parking areas are prohibited parking areas for all persons.
  • Immobilized cars should be moved out of restricted parking areas.

Zilker Park And Barton Spring Pool Details:

  • Barton Springs Pool is open AT ALL TIMES during normal hours. The southgate lot is currently closed for construction use of the south side of the pool. Access and ADA parking to the pool during road closure times is via Mopac, enter the “permit parking lane”
  • Zilker Park – Rugby Field, Picnic Areas, parking lots, Playscape (South of Barton Springs Road)
  • Open until roads close (to allow cars to be removed safely before patrons arise)
  • In addition, Auditorium Shores and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users if person want to avoid a crowd.
  • There is NO fencing being installed to close the park for this event.
 
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