The Borough of Doylestown just launched its pedestrian area pilot program last night, Friday, June 26, in the center of Doylestown.
The borough closed West State Street to vehicle traffic between Hamilton Street and Clinton Street and opened it up to pedestrians as an area for individuals to stroll, dine, and shop. The borough put the initiative into motion to help local restaurants have more space to offer seating for outdoor dining and enable stores to offer outdoor shopping opportunities.
This pilot program will run Friday and Saturday nights of this weekend and next weekend, 4 p.m.–midnight, to see how it works. This will allow Doylestown residents and visitors to have an expanded place to enjoy outdoor dining and shopping while supporting the local businesses.
The borough will assess how this pilot program goes, along with input from local businesses and the public, and then possibly continue and/or expand the program. During the pilot program and beyond, social distancing practices should still be followed.
Head out to West State Street tonight to explore the latest program set up by the borough and show support for local Doylestown businesses!