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Avoid the parking frenzy at ACL

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Preparations are well underway, as is the countdown to the Austin City Limits Music Festival which begins Friday morning in Zilker Park.

The festival draws thousands of people to town and can cause a headache for those looking to park in the area.

“No Parking” signs have been put up by the city to discourage parking in surrounding neighborhoods.

"The signs actually help this street because it used to be if everyone was parked on both sides, you really couldn't drive," neighbor Jack Armstrong said.

If you plan on arriving by car, there are a number of options, however. Parking will be available at the Palmer Events Center along Barton Springs Road and in the garage at One Texas Center at the intersections of Barton Springs Road and South First Street.

Scooters and motorcycles can be parked in the Barton Springs Pool parking lot off of Robert E. Lee Road.

There will be plenty of bike rack space at the entrance if you choose to pedal your way to the park.

"There's bike parking at the main Barton Springs entrance and then the second entrance which they call the Town Lake entrance which is Stratford Drive and Lou Neff," Ted Arnold with Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop said.

Armstrong says neighbors will be there to help if needed, but they hope to keep this weekend as normal as possible.

"Everybody needs to be self sufficient. You park your own bike. We're there to lend support in case you need help or have questions or have problems from say your chain fell off or you had a flat tire," Armstrong said.

Click here for YNN’s complete guide to the music festival.

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