Downtown Corridors

Improving major corridors will improve traffic flow and visually enhance the approaches to various parts of the community. West Street in particular was discussed time and again during the planning process as a corridor in need of a “facelift,” i.e., providing pedestrian and bicyclist infrastructure, access management, street trees and grassed medians, etc. All of these could change the way West Street looks and how Keene is perceived by visitors entering the community from that corridor. Other downtown corridors include Marlboro Street and Optical Avenue, Winchester Street, Court Street, Washington Street, and Roxbury Street. More information on downtown corridor development can be found in the land-use section of this plan.