Austin restaurants get help serving carryout customers, courtesy of Austin Transportation

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Transportation is giving area restaurants some space to continue business during the city-wide ban on dining in — an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The Austin Transportation Department has installed about 50 temporary customer pick-up zones to support local restaurants as they transition to take-out and delivery-only service.

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The City of Austin says some on-street paid parking spaces near restaurants are being made into loading zones. The restaurants being prioritized are those that have limited parking space to begin with.

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To find where the loading zones are, the City of Austin has created this map. Zones are marked with blue and white signs that say “Food Pick-Up Priority.”

Austin Transportation says it plans to install more zones based on needs evaluations and field observations. Restaurants can find more information here if they’d like to have a zone placed at or near their location.

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