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How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

Reid Kaufmann

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    Good idea! In the past few years, the City has installed 8 of 16 self-cleaning toilets as part of its street furniture contract with CBS-Decaux, and is looking for additional locations. (As an aside, locating them can be challenging due to limited public sidewalk space, a lack of utility connections, and concerns from adjacent businesses.) New public restrooms have also been installed as part of recent park upgrades. There is also a huge opportunity and need at transit interchanges, but this is outside the City’s jurisdiction — Vancouver has repeatedly requested (and will continue to ask) that TransLink install restrooms in its rapid transit stations.

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    Reid Kaufmann commented  · 

    I agree completely. By not providing well-maintained public washrooms, people sometimes must relieve themselves in public. This is both illegal and gross. A Loss-Loss situation.

    Providing more public washrooms align both the private and public good, tourists and locals, rich and poor, men and women, etc in a positive way. It is a Win-Win situation.

    Planners and Engineers must realize that if they want to advocate for a more active citizenry, they need to provide basic infrastructure for both fueling and draining the human body: i.e. public washrooms AND high quality public WATER FOUNTAINS

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