Following a very successful 2019 Transport Leaders Study Tour to the US and Canada, planning was underway to host the 2020 program again this September. The threat of the Covid-19 virus outbreak has unfortunately had an impact on our plans which we have placed on hold for the time being.

The spread of the virus is expected to continue and travel insurance coverage is likely to be difficult to secure for the virus. It is with great deal of regret that We Ride Australia has placed our plans on hold for the time being.

The 2019 study tour followed a comprehensive program meeting with city and state transport leaders and some of the World’s leading innovators in AV and smart tech. It was a truly unique opportunity for Australian officials and leaders to understand and learn from tech leaders in three key US and Canadian cities of Vancouver, Portland and San Francisco.

Study tour delegates had privileged access to city transport department officials in all three cities, academics. local experts and global AV and smart tech companies including Uber, Google X, Jump and more. To view the report from our 2019 program click here. We will provide updates on our study tour program as the situation develops.

Above: The delegation experienced bicycle infrastructure throughout San Francisco – here outside City Hall in the heart of the city.