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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

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Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Seoul, South Korea's making some changes to its urban landscape. The mayor's office says the women-friendly Seoul campaign will make the city more comfortable for women. They say a lot of urban design focused on men when they were the sole workers in a family and that's changed. So, they're installing pink painted parking spots reserved for women that are a bit wider and longer than the average spot and closer to elevators.

They also plan to resurface sidewalks in a squishy material to make walking easier for people who wear high heels. A lot of people who wear high heels are women.

By the way, the President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, is a woman and we'll bet she can parallel park better than most men and probably anywhere she wants to.

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