From the New Mobility Fine Arts Collection: The Inner Eye

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Source: From the New Mobility Fine Arts Autumn 2016 Collection at https://www.facebook.com/NewMobilityArts/

On Monday 2 April 2013, Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice overturned a previous ban on cycling and motorbiking for women. The ruling stipulates that women 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.

Source: Al Jazeera: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201304022007-0022651
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Moral of this story:

the first person that
we must be prepared to laugh
at is our own self

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About the New Mobility Fine Arts Collection: Autumn 2016

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Have something that you think World Streets visitors might appreciate? Post it to Curator_FineArts@ecoplan.com and we will share it with some of our curators
Chief curator:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and international sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport - https://worldstreets.wordpress.com . | Britton online: https://goo.gl/9CJXTh

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