Are there enough public bathrooms?

By Hope
@1hopefulman (32446)
Canada
May 6, 2018 4:09pm CST
Do you think there are enough public bathrooms where you live? Or should there be more? Do you use them or do you wait until you get back home? Should all public parks also have bathrooms?
The City of Montreal once boasted an impressive fleet of 20 or so art deco-inspired public toilets, built in the 1930s to improve hygiene and create work during the Great Depression.
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@amadeo (73021)
• United States
6 May
I believe we have enough here.
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@db20747 (9375)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
6 May
That is great!! I've had to use the bushes a few times!!!
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
6 May
Good! Not enough over here. I think that each subway station should have some that the public can use. All parks should have some too.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
6 May
@db20747 Be thankful you have bushes.
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
7 May
We have plenty in the nearest city and even at the track where I walk, although I prefer my own. I've actually flown back and forth to Europe and am proud to say didn't once use the airplane bathrooms. I'm a germ freak.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
I'm glad you have good control. I used to but now need to know where all the bathrooms are located wherever I go. It's the first thing I look for, just in case.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
7 May
@1hopefulman Ah! You're a typical male.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
@DianneN Does your husband have that problem?
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@oahuwriter (3419)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
8 May
Locally in the news, some nut has destroyed some public restrooms. The City and County will have cameras installed now on. I ride the bus so public restrooms is an important issue with me. Thanks to retailers like Target, Walmart and Walgreens that have restrooms with security guard on the job makes it safer too.
@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
It's terrible that there are people that are so destructive. Glad the bathrooms in the major stores have someone keeping an eye on things.
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
8 May
@1hopefulman Absolutely! I need to have public restrooms, riding the bus only has it's downside.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@oahuwriter Yes, I also take the bus and it gives me a good shake up which makes some things more urgent.
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@porwest (7324)
• United States
9 May
Most of the time public parks will have a restroom. But it does sometimes surprise me that in busy areas there are usually not many public bathrooms. I mean, you CAN go into some businesses and use theirs. But some businesses don't consider their bathrooms are public, but for their patrons.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
9 May
Yes, businesses and restaurants are like that over here. Some parks do have bathrooms but they are only open in the summer.
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@porwest (7324)
• United States
13 May
@1hopefulman It's a conundrum. I mean, when you've got to go, you've got to go.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
13 May
@porwest I know! It is a challenge as we get older for some of us. I know that some take pills so they don't have to urinate as much. I don't trust pills at all, as they help in one area and give you a number of side-effects.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
7 May
We have enough here and they are all clean. If I am out for the day I use those in the Malls.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
I wish I could say that they are all clean here but some people don't care very much about what they leave behind.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
8 May
@1hopefulman This is the major problem in Italy, people do not care of those who follow.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@LadyDuck Very sad to see how some people care so little.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
7 May
Here in Manila, I doubt if there are enough public restrooms. Even if there are, a majority of these aren't well-maintained.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
Same problem here. It makes me wonder why they don't do a better job.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
8 May
@1hopefulman the ones that are open usually charge a fee to its users.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@allen0187 Oh, sorry to heat that! Can you use a credit card to pay or is only cash?
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
7 May
Well, in the mall perhaps there are a lot but I think they need to put more as there are a lot of people go shopping and hanging out with loved ones.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
Yes, here too, I wish there were more and located in all areas of town.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
8 May
@1hopefulman Indeed, Felix. But the comfort rooms there I think are much better than what we have here.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@mlgen1037 I've never been to the Philippines and so cannot say.
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@kepweng (18574)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
7 May
is Public restrrom is canada is Clean and tidy??
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
Well, people can be messy. You would need someone to be always there cleaning.
@kepweng (18574)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
11 May
@1hopefulman a public rerstroom in japan u can sleep thier
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
12 May
@kepweng Wow, that is interesting but who wants to sleep in a bathroom?
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
Australia is in general well supplied with public bathrooms but France and Ireland were a different matter.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
So, France and Ireland had few public facilities? Were restaurants a help?
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@JudyEv (134863)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
@1hopefulman It was better last time we were there thank goodness. Restaurants and hotels had toilets but we didn't always want a coffee or a drink. Sometimes we just asked nicely if we could use the facilities. In Australia all service stations have toilets.
@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
@JudyEv And do the service stations allow anyone to use it or do they frown if one is not buying gas or something else?
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@Hannihar (41959)
8 Jul
@1hopefulman I believe there could be more public bathrooms if someone needs one and cleaner ones as well and with soap and tollet paper in them.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
9 Jul
I agree with you. In my area, we don't have enough as far as I'm concerned.
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@Hannihar (41959)
9 Jul
@1hopefulman I find it very sad that they do not provide toilet paper or soap for them.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
9 Jul
@Hannihar Yes, that is very sad and very cheap.
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• United States
7 May
I think there is a good amount of public bathrooms, but not ones that are self-cleaning though!
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
I'm anxious to see these self-cleaning ones.
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• United States
8 May
@1hopefulman I am curious how it'll work :) That'll be neat.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@infatuatedbby I'll have to make another discussion about it when ever they are built.
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@buenavida (8194)
• Sweden
8 May
It can help those with prostate problem, that Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, radishes etc can be very helpful..
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
9 May
Thanks but those things don't work for me. They only make me go to the bathroom more.
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@buenavida (8194)
• Sweden
9 May
@1hopefulman OK.. I read about these vegetables that they prevent hormon related cancer both for men and women.. then it is better eat them at home.. At least they are healthy.. Just found this article:
Broccoli helps to improve vision & digestive system, detoxify the body, maximize vitamin & mineral uptake, prevent allergic reactions, boost immunity, & protect the skin.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
9 May
@buenavida Yes, they are good for our health and I include them in my diet. The problem is that I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of juicy fruits and vegetables. The solution is knowing where all the bathrooms are. However, in some ares there are none.
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• Preston, England
7 May
far too few of them here
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
Same here, especially since I drink a lot of water and may have a prostate problem. The joys of getting older!
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• Preston, England
8 May
@1hopefulman not good in towns with lot of pubs either
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@arthurchappell So true!
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@db20747 (9375)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
6 May
I think we could is a few more!! That link is very interesting!!! Would like a few like that!!! Stops the spread of germs!!!!
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
6 May
Here too we could use some, at least at each subway station. I'm curious to use one described in the news whenever they finish them. The article did not give a location and so I'll have to wait and see where they put them.
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@db20747 (9375)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
6 May
@1hopefulman I hate jiffy johns!!! I got in several emergencies these days and had to use the bushes!!!! Looks like I gotta go every five minutes these days!!!
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
@db20747 That's what to me when I drink lots of water. So, I don't drink until I get back home from being out.
@marguicha (101930)
• Chile
6 May
There are enough in the part of the city where I live. But I´m sure that there are not enough in other places.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
6 May
We need more here! In some areas, like shopping centers there are enough but many other areas they are few and far between.
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@marguicha (101930)
• Chile
7 May
@1hopefulman It also happens here. But where I live there are so many malls and big shopping centers that I often wonder who has that much money.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
7 May
@marguicha My closest shopping center is a 30 minute walk and if one is waiting for a bus then it can take more than 30 minutes to get there. I like to drink lots of water and that can be a problem. So, I have to wait till I'm home and will be staying there a few hours before I can drink my quota of water.
@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 May
There are enough of them here. It depends, sometimes I will use them when I am in town and sometimes I wait until I get home.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
6 May
I only use outside ones in emergencies. I prefer the peace and quiet and relaxed atmosphere of home. There's no place like home!
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@LeaPea2417 (21987)
• Toccoa, Georgia
7 May
@1hopefulman That is true, no place like home.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
@caopaopao (12535)
• China
7 May
We have public bathrooms everywhere. There are also in the park.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
Seems that China is ahead of Canada when it comes to bathrooms.
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@caopaopao (12535)
• China
8 May
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@dgobucks226 (13764)
10 May
I think could be more in parks. I feel like many men's rest rooms are lacking in enough urinals especially retail stores.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
10 May
Yes, I wish every park had washrooms open all year long.
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@JESSY3236 (7295)
• United States
8 May
I think we have plenty. I do use them. My mother sometimes refuses to use them.
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
Good to know! I wish I didn't have to but I would never make it back home.
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
7 May
There is a decline in public toilets these days in the UK but you can use them in shopping malls, pubs or restaurants as long as you are buying something from them. I do not really like using public toilets but sometimes needs must !
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@1hopefulman (32446)
• Canada
8 May
Yes! The problem is that I have to buy something that I don't want. I'd rather there was a small fee to use the washroom.