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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"I am absolutely delighted that Cycle City Active City, the National Active Travel Conference, will be taking place in South Yorkshire in 2022.


In 2019 I appointed Dame Sarah Storey as the first Active Travel Commissioner for the region and ever since we have worked closely together to build a transformational programme to improve conditions for walking and cycling in South Yorkshire, including making the network much more accessible for disabled people. It is a mark of our progress and a great honour that Sheffield will host Cycle City Active City 2022."

Dan Jarvis
Mayor, South Yorkshire MCA

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"Hosting this event reflects our city’s dedication to encouraging sustainable travel and sets an example to others across the country"

Cllr Douglas Johnson
Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, Sheffield City Council

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"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

Sponsored by:

Department for Transport

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5-6 July 2023   Examination Schools, Oxford