Parking Lot for Women to Open in Hebei

2009-12-22 21:54:03    m.cri.cn

This photo published on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, shows a parking lot decorated in pink and purple colors, which has been designated for women only at a shopping center in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei Province.[Photo: Hebei Youth Daily]

A parking lot for female drivers only will open early next year at a shopping center in Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei Province.

This women's parking lot, located underneath the Wanxiang Tiancheng shopping center, will be free of charge during the first several months, according to a report on Hebei Youth Daily.

The lot marked with a "Women Parking" sign, offers wider parking spaces especially designed for female drivers, who tend to cause twice as many collisions in parking lots than in other places, according to insurance company data.

The shopping center parking lot also provides three lights in every parking space to improve visibility for female drivers. Bright colors, such as pink and light purple, and cute cartoon pictures decorate the parking lot. Female parking guides have been specially trained to direct the drivers when they park their vehicles.

Such public facilities for women only are no longer an exceptional phenomenon worldwide. For example, Japanese women enjoy women only subway cars while they travel to their offices. Russian women take pink taxis that are specifically for them.

Safe and comfortable services provided for women only is highly welcomed by female college students, white-collar employees, single mothers and other women at present, according to the report.

A parking lot with a "Women Parking" sign will open early next month at a shopping center in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei Province.[Photo: Hebei Youth Daily]