Cycle City Active City is the UK's most popular networking event for active travel professionals. 2022 will focus on the cities in transition to more resilient, more active and more inclusive futures.
Cycle City Active City 2022 – Cities in transition is hosted jointly by Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (formerly Sheffield City Region).
Both local authorities have overseen transformational active travel schemes in the past decades, from the inspirational Connecting Sheffield programme, the establishment of Active Neighbourhoods across South Yorkshire, and the Active Travel Implementation Plan, which sets out how, by 2040, a fully connected network of walking and cycling routes will link the region for safe and active travel.
"Active travel is a key priority area for Sheffield City Council - from infrastructure to the health and wellbeing benefits for our local residents and those that work here.
Embracing the great outdoors is an important part of our culture, influencing so much about life in Sheffield. We look forward to sharing best practice, learning from others and welcoming all delegates to our Outdoor City."
Cllr Terry Fox
Leader of Sheffield City Council
"As a council we are committed to encouraging walking and cycling and getting Sheffield moving. Our own health and wellbeing is greatly improved by active forms of travelling, but this is also a critical contribution to tackling climate change and air pollution. The more people who can switch to walking and cycling for at least some of their journeys, the healthier the whole city becomes.
I am very proud that Sheffield has been chosen to host this year’s event. It reflects the enormous interest in cycling in Sheffield and the commitment of so many people in the city. It will also help to encourage business interest in the cost benefits of switching to pedal-power, especially for local deliveries. 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