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Why attend?

Why attend Cycle County Active County Oxfordshire?

Cycle County Active County is the UK's most popular networking event for active travel professionals. 2023 will focus on the cities in transition to more resilient, more active and more inclusive futures.

See what's happening in Oxfordshire...​

County areas have as much to contribute to the local and national economy as core cities. Smaller cities, towns and rural areas are home to a considerable proportion of the UK's population, and have their own opportunities and challenges when it comes to enabling more cycling, walking and active travel. 

Oxfordshire has an impressive planning framework on the agenda, backed by considerable political will, vision and leadership from all main parties.

Initiatives such as Connecting Oxford, the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy, and the evolving role of devolved bodies, for example England's Economic Heartland new regional strategy and devolution plans, make Oxfordshire an ideal testing ground. Plans are in progress to reduce single occupancy private car journeys in the drive to boost activity levels, improve air quality, reduce congestion and improve traveller safety. These challenges have unique drivers in small cities and county / rural areas, and Oxfordshire has proven itself to be especially innovative in rising to them.

Cycle County Active County Oxfordshire, the 9th event in the Cycle City Active City series, will feature presentations, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities for professionals delivering walking and cycling projects across the UK and beyond. It takes place at the Examination Schools, a landmark at the heart of Oxford.

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Active travel is about so much more than walking, wheeling and cycling for everyday trips. It's about unlocking local economic growth, improving the nation's health, and giving children freedom and independence. It's also about ensuring that we enable people everywhere, not just in cities, but in towns and villages across England, to travel actively. My team and I are looking forward to the conference and the exciting ideas we know it will ignite to bring us closer to achieving this and much more’'

Danny Williams

CEO, Active Travel England

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Increasing levels of cycling and walking is critical for both the health of individuals and the health of the planet.  This conference provides a timely opportunity to learn how we can best enable people to make being active part of daily life."

Rosie Rowe

Head of Healthy Place Shaping, Oxfordshire County Council

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"Oxfordshire County Council is committed to improving active travel facilities for residents and visitors.  Oxford is already a cycling city, but will get even better for cycling.  We have introduced some major changes to help cyclists, walkers and anyone who wants cleaner air, including 20 mph limits, some car-reduced zones and quickways,  but there is more to do in the city and in our towns and villages.


"We look forward to welcoming Cycle County Active County people to Oxford in July to see what we have done and what we are planning, and for us to learn from what other places are doing"

Councillor Dan Levy, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Cycling, Walking and Active Travel Champion

Cycle County Active County will showcase innovative products and services:

  • ​Data collection, counting, analysis and toolkits

  • Street engineering innovation products

  • Road danger reduction tools and services

  • Low traffic neighbourhood infrastructure

  • School streets infrastructure

  • Walking and cycling network design tools

  • Mapping and wayfinding products and services

  • Accessibility planning tools

  • Apps and journey planners

  • Parklets and green infrastructure

  • Mobility hubs infrastructure

  • Behaviour change schemes and tools

  • Cycling amenities, products and services

  • Consultancy and design

  • Bollards, lighting and active travel infrastructure

  • Appraisal, monitoring and evaluation tools


​The event will also provide a range of outdoor activities, including study visits, tours, walk and talks, cycle demonstrations and try-outs.  Plenty of time will also be provided for social and networking events around the city and the region

Sponsored by:

Department for Transport

Micromobility sponsor:


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Hosted by:

5-6 July 2023   Examination Schools, Oxford
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