Town Assigns 'Easy' Parking Spots to Women

German mayor says he's sure there are some good female drivers
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2012 9:52 AM CDT
Updated Jul 15, 2012 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Pull into the new parking garage in Triberg, Germany, and you'll see something strange: wide, well-lit spaces with female symbols on them, and cramped spaces near concrete pillars with male symbols on them. The logic is simple, according to Mayor Gallus Strobel: Men are better at parking. He insists the move wasn't sexist, because there are 10 spaces reserved for women, and just two for men, the Telegraph reports.

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What's more, Strobel seems delighted by the controversy he's kicked up. "I never expected this reaction," he said. "I've been on the phone all day, the TV will come. I am happy, and it looks like we've hit a raw nerve in society. It's been a great marketing gimmick. Women can come here and prove me wrong, and while they're at it they can see the town's attractions." (Read more Triberg stories.)

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