Pedestrian Area Pilot Program

Starting on June 26th, the Borough of Doylestown is launching a pedestrian area pilot program. The initial program will close a portion of West State Street, fondly known by locals as Restaurant Row. The block from Hamilton Street to Clinton Street will close on two recurring weekends to allow outdoor dining and shopping to have a larger footprint.

Locals and visitors can expect to see increased outdoor seating at restaurants, additional outdoor shopping, and the rare experience to walk down historic State Street. Outdoor dining, shopping, and pop-up marketplaces will continue in tandem throughout town with the street closure pilot program.

The designated area will close to vehicular traffic from 4:00 PM - Midnight. Sidewalks will be closed to pedestrians and reserved for neighboring businesses to expand dining and shopping setups. The street will be reserved for pedestrian traffic. Social distancing remains critical in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and pedestrians will be expected to maintain a safe distance between one another.

Pending the success of the pilot program, including feedback from businesses and the public, street closures may continue and/or expand during theGreen phase of the Governor’s Reopening Plan. While many in the general public have been vocal about wanting street closures, it does pose interesting challenges to businesses, particularly those that remain dependent on curbside pickup and deliveries. The Borough is working hard to ensure reopening initiatives are as fair and safe as possible for all downtown businesses and residents.

As more information becomes available this page will be updated. These dates are subject to change. Check back often.


Upcoming Street Closures

Friday, June 26
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Saturday, June 27
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Friday, July 3
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)

Saturday, July 4
W. State Street | From Hamilton to Clinton
4 PM - 12 AM (Midnight)