Toilets? We don’t need no stinkin’ toilets.

In researching my book so far, I’ve read several municipal planning strategy documents. (I enjoy this more than most, I suppose.) I’ve managed to interview two people this week about the lack of mention of public bathrooms in two particular strategies. One is a seniors strategy that aims, in large part, to combat social isolation. The other is a parks strategy that aims to boost active transportation. Both were created based on significant public consultation, yet neither include the words “public toilet,” “bathroom” or “restroom.” I’m curious what, if not adequate public amenities, would be a basic part of getting seniors out of their homes and commuters out of their cars. ~~

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