By Adam Nichols
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN — Pregnant women could soon be given a new perk — preferential city parking.
City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) is proposing special placards for women going through difficult pregnancies.
"New York is a tough place to get around," he told the New York Daily News.
"If you have a difficult pregnancy, it's even tougher. This should make it a little bit easier."
The councilman is planning to propose the new legislation this week.
The placards would be given to women whose doctors say their condition gives them physical or mobility challenges.
They would allow the women to park in no-parking or no-standing zones until 30 days after their due dates.
"If I'm on a train and a pregnant woman walks in, I stand up and offer her my seat," Greenfield told the News.
"I consider this legislation to be the same thing, standing up on the City Council for women who have difficult pregnancies."
Similar laws are already in place in Georgia and Oklahoma, the Daily News said.
"Pregnancy is not a disability," said Greenfield.
"It's a temporary condition. This is the city providing a common courtesy."