Fri October 21, 2011
Record Number of Street Closures Planned Saturday
Austin’s merciless summer is over and that means more people are planning outdoor weekend events. This Saturday, Austin will host eight events downtown, setting a record for the number of simultaneous street closures. That's according to the city’s transportation department.
Here's what's going on this weekend:
- Austin Film Festival
- Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival
- March to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Purple Stride 5K
- SFC Farmers Market
- Texas Book Festival
- Tour de Fat
- Viva La Vida Fest
The city has a map of street closures here, but it’s a PDF and we hoped we could make it more useful by putting the closures on a Google Map. The Austin Transportation Department also has this map of downtown parking lots and garages in case you’re heading to one of these events and can’t find street parking.