Gender equality is coming to Sweden's roadways with pedestrian crossing signs soon portraying women as well as men, the Swedish government has decided.
The National Road Administration has until Oct. 1 to design the new signs, SVT reports. The nationwide signage change came about after two local councils failed in their bids to make the changes on their own.
So by the end of the year, Swedish motorists will begin seeing pedestrian crossing signs with a female image, being called
Fru Garman, either replacing or alongside the male version known as
Herr Garman, which translates to
Mr. Walkman and
This is where you walk, The Local reported.