We are pleased to announce we are partnering with Doylestown Borough and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to bring a temporary bike/pedestrian lane to Doyle Street in Doylestown Borough from September 6 through September 16.
This demonstration lane will provide safe passage from the newly constructed Broad Commons Park (home of the future tot lot playground) and Doylestown Borough Hall down Doyle Street. The temporary bike lanes will run on both sides of Doyle Street and will be delineated with temporary paint.
“Our hope is that residents will see that if biking and walking is made safer that it presents them with a real opportunity to not make a short drive in their vehicle and have the option to safely bike or walk to their destination,” explained TMA Bucks executive director Stephen Noll.
TMA Bucks worked with Doylestown Borough to provide a pre-survey aimed at residents and businesses explaining the project and gathering feedback. TMA Bucks will also provide traffic count data for the temporary bike/pedestrian lane while it is being monitored at designated times both before the lane is executed and during the pop-up demonstration period.
A post survey will also be made available after the demonstration so residents and businesses can give their opinion on how they felt the pop-up bike/pedestrian lane project went.
“Doylestown Borough is a bicycle-friendly community that has long advocated for building complete streets which accommodate all road users, including motor vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists,” said Phil Ehlinger, deputy borough manager & director of planning & public works for the Borough of Doylestown. “The Dash Down Doyle demonstration bike lane project, in partnership with TMA Bucks, furthers these goals and will improve a key section of an important bicycle route in town. Doylestown Borough is a community whereby residents can live, work, and play without dependence on an automobile. On-road bicycle facilities like this demonstration bike lane on Doyle will provide important connectivity between parks, schools, shopping areas, and residential neighborhoods. We appreciate TMA Bucks assisting with the creation of this new bicycle infrastructure.”
This Bucks County Pop-Up Bike/Pedestrian Lane Project is made possible through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s “Travel Options Program” and the overall goal is to gauge how implementing short term, safe bike infrastructure can benefit Bucks County long term.
“We appreciate the partnership with Doylestown Borough on this project and their commitment to planning, designing, building, operating, and maintaining streets that enable safe access for all people who need to use them, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists,” added Noll.
For more information on “Dash Down Doyle” please contact TMA Bucks project coordinator Nicole Rodowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.