Concern over shake-up of bus services between Teal Park and Birchwood in Lincoln
A shake-up of bus services to ferry people between a new business park and a housing estate is causing concern for residents.
Connections to Teal Park, which is off Whisby Road, mean buses are now running in both directions through Birchwood, Lincoln.
But people living on the estate say some of the roads are not wide enough to accommodate two-way bus traffic.
Dad-of-two Philip Robinson, 34, who lives in Aldergrove Crescent, said his eldest daughter Layla, five, is now frightened of buses after they saw one mount the kerb to get by as they were walking along.
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"On Halloween I was with Layla and my two-year-old Poppy in Aldergrove Crescent," said Mr Robinson, a shop worker.
"A bus was coming towards us and a bus was also coming from behind us. The two buses clearly didn't fit on the road and the bus on our side had to mount the kerb.
"This caused me to panic and grab my two children.
"The bus was about eight metres away.
"It wasn't going to hit us but because of the size of the bus this has really scared my five-year-old.
"Recently, the bus route seems to have changed and buses come down here in both directions.
"I think a solution would be to send one bus via Birchwood Avenue, Pershore Way and Woodfield Avenue to allow a bus to come down Aldergrove Crescent.
"I have contacted the bus station to raise my concerns and they have replied.
"They said sorry and that health and safety is their main concern.
"However, on November 3, buses were again congesting on Aldergrove crescent and using the kerb to fit on the road."
Neighbour Alexander Cowen, 76, of Aldergrove Crescent, shares Mr Robinson's concerns.
"We had a normal bus service before and it was a completely harmonious situation," he said.
Dave Skepper, commercial director of Stagecoach East Midlands, stressed that public safety is always the main consideration when negotiating tight spaces.
He added that Aldergrove Crescent should be wide enough for two oncoming buses to pass but, very occasionally, parked cars may cause problems.
"We have asked the county council to install a bus stop on the southern side of the road although this will take some time to arrange," said Mr Skepper.
"In the meantime we have made temporary arrangements for buses to stop opposite the north side stop.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused over the first few days of the revised service."