Yaay! Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female cyclists
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On April 5, 2013
- 16 Comments
- cycling, saudi Arabia, women
There are reports that Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on female cyclists!
A Saudi daily cited an unnamed official as saying women can now ride bikes in parks and recreational areas but must wear a full-body abaya, be accompanied by a male relative, and stay within certain areas. They are allowed to bike for recreational purposes only, not as a primary mode of transportation.
So no, not really… Unless of course you want to go out like this:
(Via Tarek Fatah)