Pedestrian Zones

The Borough of Doylestown launched a pedestrian zone pilot program starting on June 26, 2020. The primary goal of the program is to allow outdoor dining and shopping to have a larger footprint and a safer experience for all. We are pleased to announce that this program will continue through 2022. View the current schedule below.

What to expect
Locals and visitors can expect to see increased outdoor seating at restaurants, additional outdoor shopping, and the rare experience to walk down historic Doylestown streets, free of vehicles. Outdoor dining and shopping will continue in tandem throughout town with the street closure pilot program. We encourage locals and visitors to explore town as most of our local businesses have reopened and are taking tremendous care to provide a safe environment for you and their staff.

How it works
Throughout the program designated areas will close to vehicular traffic, while sidewalks and parking lanes will be closed to pedestrians and will be reserved for neighboring businesses to expand dining and shopping setups. The center of the street will be reserved for pedestrian traffic.

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. To that end, Pedestrian Areas are intentionally staggered and spread out to create opportunities without large scale disruptions.

Safety & Guidelines
Social distancing remains critical in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While visiting the Pedestrian Areas and exploring town, please maintain a safe distance between one another. Masks are strongly encouraged when not seated. Alcohol sales must coincide with dining and any outdoor entertainment must be approved by the Borough in advance. Businesses with questions or requests should contact John Davis.

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Upcoming Zones

All 2022 dates are scheduled for Friday and Saturday from 5 PM - 11 PM unless otherwise noted.

April 8-9
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

April 22-23
N. Main Street | Court to State
5 PM - 11 PM

May 13-14
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

June 10-11
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

June 24-25
N. Main Street | Court to State
5 PM - 11 PM

July 8-9
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

July 29-30
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

August 12-13
N. Main Street | Court to State
5 PM - 11 PM

August 26-27
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

September 23-24
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

October 7-8
N. Main Street | Court to State
5 PM - 11 PM

August 26-27
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM


2021 Past Zones

July 9-10
N. Main Street | State to Court
5 PM - 11 PM

July 23-24
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

July 30-31
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

August 6-7
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM

August 13-14
E. State Street | Pine to Main
5 PM - 11 PM

August 20-21
W. State Street | Hamilton to Clinton
5 PM - 11 PM

August 27-28
Main Street | Court to Oakland
5 PM - 11 PM