Chambers Street has a strong identity in the Chambersburg neighborhood. However, when traveling toward downtown, it becomes Lincoln Ave for a few blocks, before changing to Perry Street, then Bank Street, then Passaic Street. [Chambers Name]
South Warren Street is a major street through the downtown and waterfront district. It takes a sharp turn as it approaches Route 1 and becomes New Warren Street. Adding to the confusion is a small block of South Warren Street on the south side of Route 1. This block does not relate well to the rest of Warren Street as it does not logically align. This block better relates to Riverview Plaza across the intersection with Route 29. With a redeveloped waterfront, this intersection is a potential gateway to the redeveloped waterfront.
Broad Street and State Street have strong physical identities across the city, but their changing orientations can be confusing. It is important to preserve these longer routes, but their identities must be enhanced as they change angles. In the short term, appropriate solutions for these streets could be banners that reinforce their identity as they traverse the city (See Wayfinding Projects). The Study should also consider the effect of returning Broad and Warren Streets to their pre-colonial names (King Street and Queen Street) would have on legibility. In the long term, the City must conduct a study to see if Broad and Warren can be converted to a two-way street as far north as Battle Monument (see