Everyone knows girls can’t park cars or back trailers…and a German town is catering for this:
The mayor of a German town has sparked controversy by introducing special “easy” parking spots for women.
Mayor Gallus Strobel, from the Black Forest town of Triberg, told Germany’s Spiegel magazine he introduced the spots because men were better at parking than women.
The women’s spaces, which are marked by female symbols, are reportedly better lit and wider, while the men-only spots have concrete pillars to negotiate and can only be reversed into.
Strobel told the magazine that women were welcome to attempt parking in the men-only spots, but that “men are, as a rule, a little better at such challenges”. He denied accusations of sexism, pointing out that there were 10 women-only spots in the carpark compared to only two men-only spots.
He said he hadn’t noticed a big backlash against the scheme, but had been surprised by the level of interest from international media, which he said was good for local tourism.
“Women can come here and prove me wrong, and while they’re at it they can see the town’s attractions,” he told the magazine.