First Bus have announced a number of cuts to bus services in Bristol, including the 52 to Hengrove and the 91, which runs down Leinster Avenue and Novers Hill.
The 91 was introduced 6 months ago following a successful campaign by local residents, who protested over the removal of the 89 service, which served a similar route. See the project article for more information.
First’s website states: “Service 91 was introduced as a trial in September, but has not proved popular with customers with on average only seven people using the service on each journey. As a result the service is being withdrawn. Customers living on Leinster Avenue and Daventry Road may catch service 36 as an alternative.”
The service changes will come into effect on 4th April 2010.
In early 2009 Knowle West Media Centre commissioned artist Cluna Donnelly to explore the issue of transport in the area. Cluna met with local residents and made a series of video clips that explore how life in Knowle West was affected by the withdrawal of the 89 bus service. The clips were combined to produce a longer film, which was shown at a meeting with First.