.Margarida studied Communication Sciences and Journalism at the NOVA University of Lisbon (FCSH) with an Erasmus semester in European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. After an internship at the Communication department of the Municipal Council of Cascais, life took her to Boston, Massachusetts. In the United States, she worked for the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford for the past 4 years. Back to the old country, Margarida is now a Communication and Press assistant at Buscardini Communications, in Brussels. Margarida loves traveling, snowboarding and attending live music. A big fan of humor and in a serious relationship with food.

9 June 2023

International identification data base needed to reduce bike theft in the EU

Bike theft in the European Union continues to threaten the success of change towards a sustainable urban mobility plan. To lower carbon emissions in the transport […]
7 June 2023

What is the real meaning of celebrating ‘Bicycle Day’?

Saturday June 3rd marked the World Bicycle Day, which aims to draw attention to the benefits of using the bicycle: a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally […]
6 June 2023

EU action on bike theft still far away

With a timid EU own response, bike theft continues to threaten modal shift away towards sustainable transport. Off the record, Brussels admits that bike theft is […]
12 May 2023

Four European cities awarded for ensuring more cycling

Some of Europe’s highest achievers in ensuring more cycling were recognised at the second edition of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) Awards. The winners of the […]
2 May 2023

New cycling bridge to Brussels Airport inaugurated

A new cycle bridge over Haachtsesteenweg, connecting Vilvoorde and Brussels Airport cargo zone, was inaugurated on 27 April by the Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public […]
10 April 2023

Flanders promises cycling “murder strips” will disappear

Hot on the heels of new cycling infrastructure recommendations introduced last year, Flanders is further updating its cycling policies with a safety-first approach and yearly spending […]
3 April 2023

This 17-year-old cycled from Alaska to Argentina

Liam Garner, a 17-year-old teenager from Long Beach, California, set out on a 527-day cycling adventure beginning on August 1st, 2021, from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to […]
10 March 2023

The best cycling route of the year lies in Belgium

Spring is upon us and that implies multiple things. Firstly, it’ll finally be the time of the year again to spend a night on a terrace […]
9 March 2023

Commission to propose a European declaration on cycling this summer

The EU institutions will complete an ambitious cycling plan this year, including commitments to increase funding for infrastructure and industrial growth, the European Commission’s Executive Vice […]
9 March 2023

Dublin’s canals are being turned into a cycling heaven

Dublin is one of those European cities that tends to stay a little under the radar. It’s certainly less famous than let’s say Paris, Amsterdam or […]
1 March 2023

New online dashboard asses European cities’ cargo bike friendliness

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has launched a Cargo Bike Friendly Cities Dashboard, a new tool that evaluates the cargo bike friendliness of over 100 cities […]
16 February 2023

European Parliament votes to double cycling in Europe by 2030

The European Parliament’s Resolution on developing an EU Cycling Strategy was adopted by the Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) on 31 January was voted in favour […]
31 January 2023

European Parliament recognises cycling as a fully fledged mode of transport

The draft resolution on developing an EU cycling strategy, adopted by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) on Tuesday, 31 January, advocates for cycling […]
17 January 2023

Amsterdam to crack down on speedy e-bikes

Electric bicycles have become more and more popular over the past few years, demand having especially ramping up during the pandemic. People turned to e-bikes to […]
13 January 2023

Could space-age tires make punctures a thing of the past?

Cyclists could soon find themselves with the option to choose spaceworthy tires claimed to eliminate the risk of getting a puncture. Two tires made with the […]
27 December 2022

British couple cycles the world on a tandem bicycle in 6 months

A British couple is applying for Guinness World Record certification after having cycled across five continents in 180 days. Laura Massey-Pugh and Stevie Massey are the […]
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