Town designates tricky parking ‘men only’
A TOWN in southwest Germany has drawn accusations of sexism after designating two particularly tricky parking spaces “men only”.
The Mayor of the Black Forest town of Triberg says women will find it difficult to park there because drivers need to back in diagonally without hitting a pillar and a wall.
Mayor Gallus Strobel notes that 12 places in the 220-capacity car park are reserved for women.
Many German cities designate a small number of parking spaces, usually near exits, for women concerned about their personal safety in poorly lit garages.
Herr Strobel says he’s received overwhelmingly positive reactions from men who feel discriminated against by “women only” parking.
But some “humourless people” have criticised the move, he says.