Mexico City Launches Women-Only Buses
They're sick and tired of being groped
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2008 3:15 AM CST
A woman rides a city bus designated for women only in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. The city started the female-only city bus program after complaints from women's groups of groping and verbal...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Women in Mexico City will now have the option to ride buses that only allow female travelers after an outcry against groping and ogling by male passengers. The city already offers women-only subway cars during rush hour traffic, but bus travel is far more popular. Several cities around the world have similar services.

The new buses—sporting special pink signs on the windshields to keep away wanna-be gropers—have already been rolled out along three popular routes, with an additional 15 routes expected by April. "The women are really happy—we've been getting a lot of email and letters from them,” said the bus service director.