Baghdad bans bicycles
Kinda says it all, doesn't it? From AP, Feb. 23:
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military on Saturday indefinitely banned all motorcycles, bicycles and hand-pushed and horse-drawn carts from the streets of Baghdad, a military spokesman said.
Although the reason for the motorcycle and bicycle ban was unclear, the decision for the carts came after a bomb hidden under a horse-drawn cart exploded in downtown Baghdad on Friday Feb. 22, killing three civilians.
The ban on motorcycles and bicycles goes into effect at dawn Sunday while the one on carts went into effect just after noon, said Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, the chief Iraqi military spokesman for Baghdad.