We are thrilled to announce that the temporary 10-day bike/pedestrian demonstration lane on Doyle Street in Doylestown Borough from this past September has led to a permanent bike lane after receiving strong community support!
The demonstration lane provided safe passage from the newly constructed Broad Commons Park and Doylestown Borough Hall down Doyle Street. The temporary bike lanes ran on both sides of Doyle Street and were delineated with cones and paint for the event.
At the conclusion of the demonstration, TMA Bucks surveyed the community in partnership with Doylestown Borough to collect thoughts on the project and the feedback was extremely positive with an impressive 94 percent of participants in the post-survey saying they were in favor of making the bike lanes permanent! In terms of the bike lanes adding value and being a good fit within the community, 88 percent of the responses agreed with this statement.
“While we expected the bike lanes to be positively received, especially when we saw the finished product, the overwhelming nature of the positive response was really something,” said Doylestown Borough manager John Davis. “Not only did it confirm the permanence of the lanes on Doyle Street, it created momentum for additional bike lanes throughout the Borough!”
This Bucks County Pop-Up Bike/Pedestrian Lane Project was made possible through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s “Travel Options Program.”
“This positive outcome is exactly what the intention and goal of this project was from the start,” explained TMA Bucks executive director Stephen Noll. “We wanted to work together with a municipality to gauge how implementing short term, safe bike infrastructure can benefit Bucks County long term. We collected data and feedback before, during and after the project, and included the residents and businesses from the early stages. We can’t thank Doylestown Borough enough for being such great partners throughout this project.”
For more information on the Bucks County Pop-Up Bike/Pedestrian Lane Project please contact TMA Bucks project coordinator Nicole Rodowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.