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Will Washington DC plunge into the US public toilet movement?

 Street Sense - USA 02 February 2019

Homeless advocates in Washington, DC are campaigning for the installation of clean, safe, 24/7 public toilets. They hope to install The Portland Loo, a standalone public toilet kiosk developed by the city of Portland, Oregon after a similar community campaign. The Loo has been ordered or installed by many US cities, but this will be the first campaign to deliberately take homeless people into account during the planning process. There are seven Loo modules in Portland. The first to be installed out-of-state went to Victoria, British Columbia in 2011. It was voted “Canada’s Best Restroom” the very next year. (2073 Words) - By Eric Falquero

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Mike Vogel exits a Portland Loo with his bicycle. Credit: Mike Vogel

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Diagram of Portland Loo system. Credit: Diagram courtesy of City of Portland

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District residents line up for public toilets. Credit: Illustration by Tyler Harchelroad


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