The city of Seoul will be offering parking spaces exclusively for the use of pregnant women in public parking lots and parking areas attached to public facilities. These parking spaces will offer an ample amount of space in order for pregnant women, who may find it difficult to get in and out of the car due to a small amount of space, to comfortably open the car door.
The pregnant woman-only parking spaces, marked with purple signs, will be 80 cm wider than ordinary parking spaces, making the process of getting in and out of the car more convenient (ordinary parking space: over 2.5 m, pregnant woman-only parking space: over 3.3 m).
Only the automobiles on which the “pregnant woman on board” badge is attached with a pregnant woman in the vehicle can use the parking spaces for expecting mothers. The badge is issued to women who are pregnant or have delivered a child within the past six months. A community health center in each autonomous district is in charge of the issuance following the application for such badges. When a woman applies for the badge, she should show her certificate of pregnancy with the due date on it or the Mother and Child Health Notebook. The badge will become invalid once it has expired or when the owner moves to another city or province. Those who already have a badge issued by an autonomous district that has been offering pregnant woman-only parking spaces are not required to attain another one and may use the pregnant woman-only parking spaces operated by Seoul with their existing badge.
※ The autonomous districts that are already offering parking spaces exclusively for the use of pregnant women: Dongdaemun-gu, Seongbuk-gu, Gangbuk-gu, Nowon-gu, Guro-gu, Seocho-gu, Gwangjin-gu
The city of Seoul pursues the establishment of the pregnant woman-only parking spaces in places with over 30 parking spots, excluding mechanical car parking lots, among the outdoor public parking lots and parking lots attached to the public facilities. In the 101 parking lots that meet with these conditions, the pregnant woman-only parking spaces will be installed at a ratio of over one out of a hundred.
The pregnant woman-only parking spaces will be established within the woman-only parking spaces (10%). If a parking lot has existing woman-only parking spots, some of them can be turned into pregnant woman-only parking spots.
Since 2008, the city of Seoul has offered the woman-only parking spaces for women and vulnerable drivers like expectant mothers and female drivers with child. The city is now constructing the pregnant woman-only parking spaces in pursuant to the ordinance on the establishment and operation of the parking spaces exclusively for the use of pregnant women so that the pregnant women who experience difficulties getting in and out of the automobile can conveniently use parking lots.
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