In this episode, John has a conversation with Zach Vanderkooy founder of Inspired by Cities in Boulder, Colorado

Zach shares his wisdom in experiential learning as a veteran international and domestic study tour organizer.
An Active Towns video below highlighting one of the study tours Zach helped coordinate with PeopleForBikes in 2019

Show Notes:

In this episode, John shares his recent conversation with Zach Vanderkooy a veteran study tour organizer and principal of the firm Inspired by Cities. Zach is an urban planner by training and has a deep history in bicycle advocacy having work for both IMBA – the International Mountain Bicycling Association and PeopleForBikes. They talk about the impact of study tours, what you can expect as an attendee, and what it takes to pull off successful educational outings such as these.

Additional Helpful Links:

Organizing Effective Study Tours

Green Lane Project article

Big Jump Project article and Big Jump Better Together Video short

An Active Towns – PeopleForBikes Study Tour Video – Zach helped to organize this study tour w/ PeopleForBikes

Active Towns Podcast Episode featuring Meredith Glaser and Meredith’s research article on study tours

Active Towns Podcast Episode featuring Roshun Austin

Active Towns Podcast Episode featuring Nick Oyler from Memphis

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John