Ease of Maintenance

● Use unisex stalls so individual toilets can be cleaned or repaired without closing facility. ● Choose vandal-resistant hardware and make surfaces graffiti resistant. ● Lower risk of in-stall vandalism by putting sink and trash bin outside in the open. ● Install tap for power washing and utility cupboard for supplies. ● Establish monitoring and…

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Attractiveness

● Focus on restrooms as positive attractors, incorporating historical artifacts, artwork, and text in the design. ● Involve users in restroom design and aesthetics as well as function. ● Give the community an opportunity to take pride in and responsibility for restrooms.

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Availability

● Place sinks outside of stalls so users do not tie up toilets while hand washing. ● Make the flow of users more efficient by using unisex stalls ● Plan for restrooms that can function year round and 24/7. ● Use directional signage to restrooms, signs on facility listing hours, number to call for maintenance,…

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Accessibility

● Adhere to standards of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). ● Choose unisex stalls to accommodate families and opposite sex caregivers.

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Safety

● Site restrooms to benefit from natural surveillance by the community. ● Apply Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) in location, layout, lighting, surface, materials, fixtures and hardware. ● Protect users, especially children, from inappropriate contact with strangers in “gang toilets” by providing individual direct entry stalls. ● Design doors to ensure privacy with safety:…

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Maximum Function in Minimum Space

● Save space with single door direct entry stalls rather than “gang toilets”. ● Increase capacity and solve gender parity issues by making stalls unisex. ● Think public comfort station ie a place the public feels comfortable making short stops rather than an interior room for rest.

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