Active transport study tours
Empowering our leaders to create better communities
In 2014, the Cycling Promotion Fund, in partnership with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, led the first Australian 'Influentials' study tour to the Netherlands. The 10 leaders participating in the delegation returned to Australia with knowledge, ideas and most importantly inspiration about the possibilities to create better cycling environments and transport systems in Australia.
Based on the success of the 2014 Study Tour and its ability to drive change within our communities, the ACPF organised delegations to travel to the Netherlands in September 2015 and again in June 2017.
Our delegations experience a broad range of transport environments with site visits, presentations and meetings that educate, inspire and empower all participants in intense 5 day immersions in worlds best practice in active transport planning, integration and leadership.
The program is designed to encourage politicians, elected representatives, planners, engineers and key executives to develop their own unique visions for thriving cities and people-focused places once they return to Australia.
For further information or to discuss joining one of our expert study tours, please contact Stephen Hodge and Peter Bourke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous program reports
Click here to download the 2014 program report (1.0MB PDF)
Click here to download the 2015 program report (1.6MB PDF)
Click here to download the 2017 program report (4.3MB PDF)
The 2017 Study Tour program commenced on Sunday the 4th of June 2017 and concluded on Friday the 9th of June.
2018 dates are yet to be confirmed, if you are interested in participating, please contact
The 2017 program was co-hosted by Stephen Hodge and Peter Bourke from the Cycling Promotion Fund, supported by the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Information on Stephen and Peter can be found here.
Each trip consists of 8 to 12 delegates and two guides. The experience is highly personalised, collaborative and intense.
Registration includes all expenses from arrival at Schipol Airport Amsterdam on Saturday or Sunday to return to the airport on the following Saturday.
Includes six nights single occupancy hotel room, meals, all ground transportation, course materials and professional guide services.
Experiences from previous study tours
Netherlands background information