In response to City Council Resolution 20170202-046 related to implementation of the Parkland Events Task Force recommendations, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is seeking public input to inform a draft event parking program consistent with those recommendations. The goal of this program would be to improve mobility, safety and parking management near locations that host major events.
ATD is inviting you, along with other stakeholders and residents, to an open house meeting to request feedback about issues related to parking in residential areas during major events as well as potential solutions.
What: Open House Meeting – Draft Event Parking Program
When: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Austin Energy Town Lake Center Assembly Room, 721 Barton Springs Rd.
This will be a drop-in meeting with no formal presentation; ATD will provide information about existing conditions, challenges and potential solutions while collecting feedback from attendees. The focus of this open house will be areas that are near more-frequent, high-volume events, in particular the Zilker, Barton Hills and Bouldin Creek neighborhoods, where an initial roll-out would occur.
Following this public input process, ATD will finalize a plan and seek Council approval (e.g., on necessary City Code amendments and fee updates), prior to implementing an initial roll-out. Following an initial roll-out phase, ATD will consider future roll-outs in other neighborhoods affected by major events, including Festival Beach, Deep Eddy, East Austin and other neighborhoods, and engage those communities for feedback using a similar process. ATD will also pursue using this program to address parking spillover in neighborhoods resulting from nearby construction projects, as outlined in previous Council direction. Additional background information is available here and in the attached memo.
Please share this invitation with your neighbors or provide them with the attached flier, available in both English and Spanish.
Can’t make the meeting? Please visit austintexas.gov/page/event-parking-program for more information about the proposed program, sign up for the email list for updates and direct questions and comments to EventParkingProgram@austintexas.gov.
Jason T. Redfern
Parking Operations Division Manager
Austin Transportation Department