Oakland and Pine Could Become Three-Way Stop

Residents support a recommendation to add a stop sign on Oakland to improve safety at the busy intersection, council says.

On any given day, nearly 3,000 cars drive down East Oakland Avenue in Doylestown Borough.

The one-way street carries Route 202 through the borough to the east. Usually flowing with a steady stream of traffic, it can present quite a challenge to anyone trying to get to or from the borough's museum district on Pine Street, home to the Mercer Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum and the Doylestown library.

Borough council is considering adding a stop sign on East Oakland at Pine to make the intersection into a three-way stop. Council members voted unanimously Monday night to draft and advertise an ordinance doing just that.

Because of the limited sight distance, the intersection has become dangerous for vehicles trying to cross or enter Oakland from Pine, council members said.

Council member Dennis McCauley, who chairs the borough's public safety committee, said "a large contingent of residents from the East Oakland area" came to a committee meeting to support the proposed stop sign.

The ordinance calling for the change will be drafted, advertised and up for public comment before it comes back to council at a future meeting for final approval.

Jane October 17, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Can they add a reminder to the bicycle riders that the stop signs, lights and other traffic rules apply to them too?
Jeff Lugar October 17, 2012 at 07:55 PM
What "assessing the situation"? If you don't have a stop sign, there's nothing to assess; you just keep going.
Kev October 17, 2012 at 09:27 PM
East Court and Pine Street should have a three way stop....
Mark Miscovich October 18, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Jeff - people see the pedestrian lines, and assume that they have to stop (even though there's no stop signs). I've been on Pine Street, waiting to cross, and people coming down East Oakland try to wave me through! There's too much traffic coming down East Oakland for that intersection not to have a 3-way stop, so I'm glad there's going to be one there.
Walter Henkels October 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM
alright, now I see why our taxes are going up and we are taking bank loans.


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