Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

16 September 2022

Signposting system of Brussels’ new cycling node network inaugurated during Mobility Week

The signposting of the new cycling node network is being inaugurated during the launch of Mobility week in Brussels (from 16 to 22 September). By the […]
14 September 2022

Discovering UNESCO’s 500 km route in Wallonia

Going on holiday with your bike is very 2022, if you ask us. It just feels like the right move in a time where we’re very […]
8 September 2022

Brussels to offer incentives for its residents to buy electric bikes

After unveiling new plans to reduce traffic in the city centre, Brussels continues to bet on measures to increase sustainable mobility. 1. Electric bikes Brussels announced […]
30 August 2022

France is paying car drivers €4,000 to switch to electric bikes

France is paying car drivers €4,000 to trade in their cars and switch to electric bikes to cut down on carbon emissions. In an effort to […]
29 August 2022

Brussels boosts plan to reduce road traffic from the historical centre

The plan is part of a growing political trend to move away from car-centric urban policy across Europe. 1. Good Move As part of the city’s […]
29 August 2022

Which cities in the world are the most bicycle-friendly?

If the world cycled as much as the Dutch, CO2 emissions from cars would fall 20%. In the Netherlands, people cycle an average of 2.6 km […]
2 August 2022

Flanders adapts cycling infrastructure to accommodate the increased bicycle use

The Flemish region is working to adapt its cycling infrastructure in light of the growing number of bicycles on the streets, as well as the increasing […]
19 July 2022

Abu Dhabi to be become a cycling destination?

Abu Dhabi is investing on cycling, despite the lofty temperatures hitting the Middle East city. 1. The “Bike City” In 2021, the city was designated by […]
4 July 2022

EU Commissioner Timmermans announces EU “cycling revolution”

EU cities and towns to go through a “cycling revolution” as the European Commissioner Frans Timmermans lays out plans to launch a Cycling Declaration. 1. EU […]
9 June 2022

6 countries join forces for a European cycling strategy

Bicycles are becoming an ever more important mode of transportation. Six European countries pushed the EU to take action on mobility and deliver a cycling strategy […]
6 June 2022

The Flemish Cycling City of 2022 title awarded to Mechelen

The city of Mechelen has been awarded the title of Cycling City 2022 by the Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters and the […]
3 June 2022

World Bicycle Day 2022: How will the bicycle shape our future?

The bicycle is not new. As a technology, it has helped people travel more quickly, efficiently and for longer distances for over 200 years. However, the […]
1 June 2022

You can now take a culinary cycling tour to discover Namur’s best food

Food and cycling. Two things we Belgians greatly appreciate yet seldom combine. We often tend to concentrate on one of two things. Either we put on […]
26 May 2022

This website reveals unique cycling itineraries to discover Belgium

The pandemic has changed a lot. From how we work to how we interact with people, the sanitary crisis left little untouched. And even though, generally […]
24 May 2022

Ghent to host the world cycling summit

Ghent has won the bid to host Velo-city 2024, becoming the first Belgian city to host the conference since Brussels in 2009. 1. Ghent  The European […]
16 May 2022

How Europe can cycle to energy independence

ECF joins forces with CIE and CONEBI to publish eight recommendations for how the EU, national governments and individuals can use cycling to lessen dependence on […]
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