Parking spots for women?

Fredericton will be examining whether or not there should be designated parking spots for women in public garages — not because women can’t park like men can, but for safety reasons:

Women should get the well-lit, closer-to-the-exit spot in a parking garage – or so the thinking goes.

“It’s entirely oriented towards safety or giving people a greater sense of safety and security in a fairly visible area which is desirable and promotes safety,” city councillor Stephen Chase told News 889.

The article notes, though:

“The logical – let me repeat that – logical solution would be to address the lighting and security issues for ‘both’ genders and proceed accordingly,” writes TyGin, a commenter on the CBC web site.

Thoughts? (Thanks CB!)