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.
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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.
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’'
CEO, Active Travel England
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."
Head of Healthy Place Shaping, Oxfordshire County Council
"Since my appointment as Active Travel Commissioner in 2019, the region has made significant progress in both standards of infrastructure and the ambition to prioritise active transport. This year more active travel infrastructure will be delivered than ever before and a strong pipeline of future schemes is also being fleshed out.
I hope hosting the conference in July will be a celebration of active travel in the region and enable more people to engage and understand the benefits than ever before."
Dame Sarah Storey
Active Travel Commissioner, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
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