Access and Movement
Friar Park is already well connected with good public transport links to Wednesbury and West Bromwich, two railway stations within walking distance, and easy access to the M5. It is served by a number of bus routes, with stops that are located within a 5-minute walk from the site.
Movement throughout the site
The street network has been designed to be accessible from the surrounding roads while discouraging rat running from the Kent Road area to Friar Park Road.
Image: Movement framework
The primary access point serves the development from Friar Park Road. A further secondary access point is proposed off Kent Road and a second access point off Friar Park Road, adjacent to the existing play area is also suggested.
Within the new site, The Boulevard (a primary access road), would connect into the heart of the development. Residential streets would provide access to properties, alongside more intimate streets, including mews streets and private drives.
Walking and cycling
A primary aim of the vision for Friar Park Urban Village is to encourage greater walking and cycling.
Two primary corridors are proposed which prioritise cycle and pedestrian movement across the site. The routes are well connected and would be accessed via several points, to provide excellent opportunities for dog walking and leisure.
Image: Active movement framework