View East Oakland Parking District in a full screen map
People who live along East Oakland Avenue soon may find it easier to locate a parking place.
Doylestown Borough Council on Monday unanimously agreed to create a new residential parking district on East Oakland. The district is meant to alleviate some of the parking crunch for residents of the busy street near downtown, many of whom have no off-street parking options.
The new permit district is the result of suggestions from residents gathered by their borough councilwoman, Noni West.
"I would like to recognize Noni’s work pulling the neighbors together," council president Det Ansinn said at a borough council meeting Monday night. "I think we came up with a very good solution for the neighborhood."
As is the case in other parts of town, residents would get permits allowing them to park on the street at any time, for any length of time, said council member Dennis McCauley, who is head of the borough's public safety committee.
Visitors would be limited to three hours of parking.
The parking district will stretch along East Oakland from Pine Street to Church Street.