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Parking Garage In China For Women Only

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A new building in China has been declared "no boys allowed." The lavender and pink parking garage is designed to attract women drivers — with a security system and signage that is said to address women's needs. Chinese officials say even the garage takes into account women's "different sense of distance" with parking spaces that are an extra 3 feet wide.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

A new building in China has been declared no boys allowed. It's not a clubhouse. It's a parking garage, designed to attract women drivers. It's painted lavender and pink, with a security system and signage said to address women's needs. Chinese officials say even the garage takes into account women's different sense of distance. Parking spaces are an extra three feet wide.

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