In Africa it is my favourite means of transport, but for the women of Katsina, Nigeria, there will probably be no more bike rides. It is improper for women
to be transported by men on commercial motorcycles, says the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs. Also it is way too dangerous for women, especially when they're pregnant. The many motorcycles that drive around as taxis are no longer allowed to carry ladies. In 2008 the government will spend extra money on alternative public transport for women.