'Gridlock' caused by changes
A city centre shake-up which has seen changes to parking, coach drop-offs and taxi ranks has divided opinion in Bath.
The temporary experiment to relocate bus and coach stops from Orange Grove to Terrace Walk started last month.
While some traders in Terrace Walk have welcomed the changes as they benefit their businesses, coach and bus drivers have said the new regime causes gridlock at busy periods.
Bath Bus Company managing director Martin Curtis said the plans had caused coaches to become gridlocked at the weekend, as there had not been enough room for them all.
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He said: "On Saturday there were too many coaches in Terrace Walk and it was absolutely gridlocked.
"No one could move in or out and my drivers and staff had to help and advise other coach drivers.
"Our main concern is for the safety of our passengers, who were being forced to disembark on to the road.
"There is insufficient space for the coaches."
There have also been claims of a resurgence of tension between traders at nearby Orange Grove and taxi drivers. B&NES is trying to fix a meeting between all parties to discuss the issue.