Pick 'n Park - pay-as-u-go sex
The Swiss are quite progressive when it comes to catering for its people's needs - just ask those who frequent Zurich's red-light district.
Unfortunately there are those were would rather not witness in-car shenanigans - nearby residents and pedestrians, for instance.
In a bid to provide a safe, private environment for "parking up" the Swiss authorities are to erect drive-in sex boxes where couple (threesomes, foursomes?) could park and complete their tryst without bothering bypassers.
People whose homes overlook the red-light district have sent many complaints prompting Zurich police chief Daniel Leupi to propose the idea of building "sex boxes" - which are already in use in Germany.
Basically, they're parking slots with metal fencing on three sides.
Police spokesman Reto Casanova (really) said: "We can't get rid of prostitution so have to learn how to control it."
The aptly-named spokesman didn’t mention some obvious flaws, such as the implication that you're getting up to lewd acts if you're using the bay. You might as well send up a flare announcing you're about to get it on.
We suppose the next upgrade would be movies playing inside bay to help the mood...
anonymouse - 2011-07-20 07:45
Come on, Casanova is a normal surname, just like Van Nieuwenhuizen. Zürich isn't exactly known to be a car friendly city (small, narrow streets, EXPENSIVE parking, good public transport though) - I wonder whether they will erect (sorry) one or two of these nice green "garden sheds without roof".
Jeff - 2011-07-20 08:36
Nothing new, these have been around in the Netherlands for a few decades now.
Fredster69 - 2011-07-20 08:44
I am sure there will be thousands applying for Car guard jobs...lol
Miguel - 2011-07-20 09:43
I suppose you can save save on expensive parking charges by parking in the "Green Box".
PunkBuster - 2011-07-20 12:38
Actually pretty cool I think.
Could'nt do it in SA though.
Hijack hotspot if you ask me.
mcnasty - 2011-07-20 13:16
hate doing it in the car,need my space...
Chewbacca - 2011-07-20 14:36
Stilettos and hood lining don't work well together either
noitall - 2011-07-21 06:43
I hate doing it with prostitutes - but dont mind it in the car