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Brice talks up the positives for Sustrans in leaner times

Xavier Brice, the new chief executive at Sustrans, tells Deniz Huseyin about his plans for the charity at a time when Government funding for active travel is not as generous as it once was

Deniz Huseyin
16 September 2016
The National Cycle Network is a popular shared space, used by nearly five million cyclists, walkers and runners each year, says Sustrans
All the evidence suggests that walking, cycling and using public transport can lead to better places for us to live in and, ultimately, make us healthier and happier. - Xavier Brice
All the evidence suggests that walking, cycling and using public transport can lead to better places for us to live in and, ultimately, make us healthier and happier. - Xavier Brice

 

For a man who has taken charge of an organisation going through difficult times, Xavier Brice appears remarkably upbeat. That said, he makes no effort to play down Sustrans’ woes; as LTT reported earlier this month, the active travel charity has been forced to shed a quarter of its workforce in response to a significant drop in Government funding for active travel (LTT 02 Sep). 

There is uncertainty over how much funding will be available for active travel in the future, something...

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