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.