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Spring Break in Hermann Park Traffic Closures, Driving Directions & Communications Strategy 2012.

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1 Spring Break in Hermann Park Traffic Closures, Driving Directions & Communications Strategy 2012

2 Dates Saturday, March 10, – Sunday, March 18,

3 Traffic Closures Phase I – implemented immediately – Hermann Park Drive (southbound) at Caroline Phase II – implemented after park parking reaches capacity – Hermann Park Drive (southbound) at Fannin – Hermann Park Drive (northbound) at Cambridge Phase III – implemented based on traffic pattern – Cambridge (northbound) at MacGregor (NOTE: access for emergencies only) 3

4 Traffic Closures 4

5 Driving Directions TX-288 S – Museum District Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west – Hermann Park / Zoo Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown – TMC Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west – HLS&R (Rodeo) Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west TX-288 N – HLS&R (Rodeo) Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west – TMC Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west – Hermann Park / Zoo / Museum District Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown – Museum District Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west 5

6 Driving Directions I-610 E – HLS&R (Rodeo) Exit 1C Kirby Drive or Exit 1B Fannin St and proceed north Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west – TMC Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west – Hermann Park / Zoo Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown – Museum District Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west I-610 W – HLS&R (Rodeo) Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north 6

7 Driving Directions US-59 N – Museum District Exit Main St and proceed south Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west – Hermann Park / Zoo Exit Richmond Ave / Downtown for parking in Midtown / Downtown Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown – TMC Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west – HLS&R (Rodeo) Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west Merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north US-59 S – Hermann Park / Zoo Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown – Museum District Exit Fannin St and proceed south Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west – TMC Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west – HLS&R (Rodeo) Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west Merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north 7

8 Communications Strategy Key Messaging, Press Kits, Press Conference & Media Outreach

9 Key Messaging Spring Break Houston attracts an average of more than 350,000 people daily The City of Houston and stakeholders have created driving directions and a parking plan to best navigate travel to Spring Break 2012 destinations Ride MetroRail to add to the ease of accessing highlighted destinations – HLS&R, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo & Houston Museum District For recommended and updated driving directions and parking information visit houstontx.gov or houstonspecialevents.org 9

10 Press Kits General release incorporating Spring Break statistics and facts Recommended driving direction and parking – step-by-step guide with map(s) Programming highlights from key attractions combined into one document for press kit Each partner has opportunity to provide individual press releases/packets at one press table at press conference 10

11 Press Conference Attraction highlights due to DPWPR by noon on Thursday, February 23 Press conference will be held on Tuesday, February 28, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park Media advisory to be distributed three days prior to conference Upon approved run of show by the City, DPWPR will craft bullet points for each presenting stakeholder 11

12 Media Outreach DPWPR will pitch stories to local radio and television with in- person appearances the week of March 5 – Specific targets: News 92 KUHF KPRC Weekend News KHOU-TV Channel 11 Great Day Houston Work with local print and online media for in-paper stories to run Thursday, March 8, and Friday, March 9 – Specific targets: Houston Chronicle City & State Houston Chronicle Houston Press Houston Community Newspapers Neighborhood publications All local broadcast traffic reporters Distribute map and recommended parking instructions to HISD as well as all participating stakeholders for internal and external distribution 12


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