I am Luiza Maciel, I was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil – where I also currently live in. I am an architect and urban planner, an M.Sc. in European Urban Studies, and a Certified Specialist in Traffic and Transport. In Brazil, I was involved in the development of two masterplans in the field of cycling – one in Fortaleza and another in the Metropolitan Region of Recife. Although I am an architect, I have been working in the field of consultancy for the past years, therefore the design is not really my streght. Still, I hope I can learn a lot and improve my skills in this matter aiming to be able to better contribute to the development of cycling systems in Brazilian cities.