Just a few days after the City of Austin issued a release reminding locals about various parking regulations in place to help curb drinking and driving, the Austin Police Department announced that it will no longer allow cars to be parked on "Dirty Sixth" during peak partying hours.
Sixth Street will be blocked from Red River Street to Brazos Street and cars left after 9 pm will be towed.
Cars can no longer park on East Sixth Street between the hours of 9 pm and 3 am from Thursday through Sunday morning. The busy bar boulevard will be blocked from Red River Street to Brazos Street and cars left after 9 pm will be towed.
Noting the high volume of pedestrian traffic, APD told KVUE that the new restrictions were due to a "large number of intoxicated patrons and the large number of people attempting to drive through the crowded area on weekends." Signage outlining the new rules is currently being installed and the new policy goes into effect on May 15.
As of press time, calls to the Austin Police Department for further information had not yet been returned. We will continue to update this story as we receive more information.