A disabled Fife man fears a youngster will be hurt or worse at a busy Glenrothes road after a new drive-through restaurant opens.
Ritchard Mckie, 55, said he has already nearly been hit while trying to cross roads approaching the A92’s Bankhead roundabout.
But with work on a new two-storey McDonald’s going ahead in neighbouring Woodside Way, the mobility scooter user fears problems will only get worse.
“Traffic is bad enough there right now, but will get worse when it opens and will draw young people there.
“I fear that somebody will get hurt or worse. It’s very dangerous.”
Mr Mckie has to rely on a mobility scooter because of his osteoarthritis which causes pain in his hips, knees, feet and hands.
“I have days when I can walk a bit, but I need my scooter for shopping and getting around,” he explained.
The problems he encounters centre on the Beaufort Drive area, just off the roundabout, as he tries to access local shops and other amenities.
He said that the road was already very busy and drivers came off the roundabout very fast “and don’t see you and you don’t see them till the last second”.
“I have nearly been hit several times there and I know many people who avoid it.
“It’s a shame that there are so many facilities, shops, restaurants, gyms, etc and new ones coming that I am so close to and not being able to use.”
What was needed was an underpass or overpass, he added,
“I can see us reading that a youngster has been killed there, with them wanting to go to McDonald’s, especially on a dark evening.”
Mr McKie argued that everything was looked at from the point of motorists and not from the perspective of pedestrians.
Planning permission for the new fast food drive through, which is thought to be bringing around 75 jobs to the area, was granted last year.
A condition of that was pedestrian crossing on Woodside Way and Bankhead Park.
But that’s not a help to those like Mckie on the other side of the roundabout.
Fife Council service manager Alastair Hamilton said: “The development must be built to accord with the approved planning permission.
“Road safety issues, both traffic and pedestrian, were considered as part of this planning application’s assessment.
“The A92 is managed and maintained by BEAR Scotland. They were consulted during the planning application and did not raise any issues.”