STYLE & BEAUTY
09/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Seoul Makes Streets 'High-Heel Friendly'

By 2010, Seoul's women should officially be happy -- at least the ones with driver's licenses. In May, the city government started to paint 4,929 public and private parking places pink throughout the city, with thousands more slated to go under the brush next year. The pink parking spots, reserved for women drivers so they don't have to walk so far to work or the mall, are part of the South Korean capital's Women Friendly Seoul Project, an effort for the notoriously macho Asian city of more than 10 million to transform itself into a safer, more heel-friendly "space for women."

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