Oldham is part of the GM Cycle City project that aims to increase the proportion of journeys taken by bicycle across GM to 10% by 2025.
Chris Boardman has been appointed the Cycling & Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester, working to increase walking and cycling in the region. In December 2017, the Made to Move Report was published, outlining 15 steps to changing how journeys are made in Manchester with a target of doubling, then doubling again the number of cycle trips in the region.

As part of this project, Manchester is hosting the 6th annual Cycle City Active City conference and exhibition on 28-29 June 2018, bringing together individuals and organisations working to encourage utility cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across Britain.