|Standing where there used to be a car park.|
|Marvelling at the width of a single direction cycle path through a village part way between Assen and Groningen (it's the same on the other side of the road).|
|Watching the action at a simultaneous green junction.|
|Railway station cycle parking in Groningen|
|Reading through books and the evening presentation.|
Joe Dunckley caught primary school children at lunchtime in Assen. It's not the same school as we videoed before. They're all like this.
|Secondary school travel in Groningen|
On the study tours, we show what everyday cycling really looks like with the quality cycling oriented infrastructure of the Netherlands. We don't cherry-pick good locations because there is no need to. It's very simple: people make a huge number of journeys by bike because the infrastructure makes it possible with a feeling of subjective safety which is not rivaled elsewhere.
The study tour busts myths about the Netherlands. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. A good solution can be found in every location, from the oldest streets through to the newest. It's possible to achieve a similar cycling environment everywhere, but this requires that you really want it and will work hard towards it.
This is the second larger study tour which we have held this year. A little earlier in the year we did a tour with a group of Australian visitors.