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225 litres into the pissoirs from 1,200 punters at 180ml each

johnboy 20 March 2013 34

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Canberra CBD has kindly provided details on the usage of Canberra’s new open air pissoirs:

The urinal trial in late-night hot spots in the Canberra CBD has already proven extremely popular with the local community with 225 litres collected over the weekend.

Data showed that an estimated 1200 men had used the urinals over the four nights of the first weekend of the trial, with Saturday night attracting nearly 450 people.

CCBD’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Easthope, said it was great to see the facilities being used.

“The first weekend of the trial has already shown that the urinals have served their purpose and we are pleased they have already made an impact,” Ms Easthope said.

“We are determined to make the city’s laneways cleaner and more usable to the general public. This trial is just one example of how we are implementing change.

They’re back this weekend and then over Easter.

[Photo by Adam Thomas]


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caf caf 11:06 pm 21 Mar 13

poetix said :

Watson said :

ryza said :

Damn all y’all and negative sentiment, I think this is great. Its not like the urinals are there during the day when you are there so why does it bother you so?

On a busy night there is nothing worse than waiting in line at a busy club needing to pee. I do feel sorry for the young ladies though.

Better than pissing on the street!

I thought maybe this would make me feel urinal-envy. Wait. No, nothing.

I feel a genuine sadness that the needs of men are being met, but not those of women. Last time I’ll mention this, as I hate being the boring serious one.

If you consider the need being met more broadly as one of being able to walk the streets of the city without splashing through urine, I think it is one felt equally by men and women.

Alternatively, you could always use the provided facilities in conjuction with one of these

tuco tuco 8:22 pm 21 Mar 13

Jivrashia said :

Deref said :

Does urine have any commercial value?

It was used to cure bacon and other meat.
The chemical in the urine acted as a steriliser to keep bacteria at bay.

Of course this was during the time before modern technology was able to decipher the chemicals within urine that acted as the steriliser. I don’t think in this modern day and age butchers piss on their bacon…?

I also do not think butchers piss on their bacon.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 7:46 pm 21 Mar 13

Deref said :

Does urine have any commercial value?

It was used to cure bacon and other meat.
The chemical in the urine acted as a steriliser to keep bacteria at bay.

Of course this was during the time before modern technology was able to decipher the chemicals within urine that acted as the steriliser. I don’t think in this modern day and age butchers piss on their bacon…?

Deref Deref 5:34 pm 21 Mar 13

Does urine have any commercial value? It used to be used by tanners, but I suppose it isn’t any more. In ancient Rome one of the Caesars collected it and sold it for a profit. This pissed off (no pun intended) the Senate, who criticised him for making money from such a thing. His reply was “Pecunia non olet” (money doesn’t stink).

tim_c tim_c 4:53 pm 21 Mar 13

poetix said :

I feel a genuine sadness that the needs of men are being met, but not those of women. Last time I’ll mention this, as I hate being the boring serious one.

And what exactly do you suggest? Maybe your suggestions would be better presented to CCBD Pty Ltd rather than The RiotAct Pty Ltd – they may be in a better position to alleviate your pressing concerns.

Watson Watson 3:15 pm 21 Mar 13

poetix said :

Watson said :

ryza said :

Damn all y’all and negative sentiment, I think this is great. Its not like the urinals are there during the day when you are there so why does it bother you so?

On a busy night there is nothing worse than waiting in line at a busy club needing to pee. I do feel sorry for the young ladies though.

Better than pissing on the street!

I thought maybe this would make me feel urinal-envy. Wait. No, nothing.

I feel a genuine sadness that the needs of men are being met, but not those of women. Last time I’ll mention this, as I hate being the boring serious one.

What are you on about? There are public toilets in Civic. And plenty of pub toilets to use too.

If you really want a similar solution for women, I suggest that you encourage women to urinate on the street more frequently to demonstrate a need.

poetix poetix 2:39 pm 21 Mar 13

Watson said :

ryza said :

Damn all y’all and negative sentiment, I think this is great. Its not like the urinals are there during the day when you are there so why does it bother you so?

On a busy night there is nothing worse than waiting in line at a busy club needing to pee. I do feel sorry for the young ladies though.

Better than pissing on the street!

I thought maybe this would make me feel urinal-envy. Wait. No, nothing.

I feel a genuine sadness that the needs of men are being met, but not those of women. Last time I’ll mention this, as I hate being the boring serious one.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 1:22 pm 21 Mar 13

Masquara said :

I reckon their estimate is a fib. Anyone doing a pee after a few beers would be peeing way more than a couple of hundred mls. Make that 100-120 men on Saturday night and a grand total of fewer than 400 over the four nights.

Agree. Unless…

Madam Cholet said :

Is it going to be recycled?

Maybe some on them took it upon themselves to recycle directly…?

Deref Deref 1:08 pm 21 Mar 13

poetix said :

Madam Cholet said :

How do they know that 1200 men exactly pissed 225 litres. Is someone standing there with a clicker?

Is it going to be recycled?

Into beer?

The human body is a machine for turning beer into Fosters.

Henry82 Henry82 1:08 pm 21 Mar 13

A simple solution to a problem, i like it. However, I don’t think this is an indication of people urinating on the street, many would go into a pub. Probably would help reduce queues inside the pub though.

Watson Watson 12:33 pm 21 Mar 13

ryza said :

Damn all y’all and negative sentiment, I think this is great. Its not like the urinals are there during the day when you are there so why does it bother you so?

On a busy night there is nothing worse than waiting in line at a busy club needing to pee. I do feel sorry for the young ladies though.

Better than pissing on the street!

I thought maybe this would make me feel urinal-envy. Wait. No, nothing.

cegee cegee 12:27 pm 21 Mar 13

as if dudes in canberra needed more opportunities to get their doodles out in public 🙁

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:23 pm 21 Mar 13

I really think they could have thought about this a bit longer and helped to tackle youth unemployment, garcon de piss anyone?

ryza ryza 11:36 am 21 Mar 13

Damn all y’all and negative sentiment, I think this is great. Its not like the urinals are there during the day when you are there so why does it bother you so?

On a busy night there is nothing worse than waiting in line at a busy club needing to pee. I do feel sorry for the young ladies though.

Better than pissing on the street!

Chop71 Chop71 11:01 am 21 Mar 13

Welcome to Canberra …..

switch switch 9:25 am 21 Mar 13

Maybe there could be some confidential way of identifying each urinal. Then we could get into a pissing contest and bet on which one was fullest at the end of the trial.

bundah bundah 10:30 pm 20 Mar 13

I feel so relieved for i’d hate to think that the pissheads weren’t measuring up!

Mathman Mathman 10:16 pm 20 Mar 13

Masquara said :

I reckon their estimate is a fib. Anyone doing a pee after a few beers would be peeing way more than a couple of hundred mls.

I agree – 180ml is just over half a middie.

RedDogInCan RedDogInCan 9:49 pm 20 Mar 13

CCBD’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Easthope, said it was great to see the facilities being used.

There are much better things to see in Civic than drunk blokes pissing.

MWF MWF 9:48 pm 20 Mar 13

I like how the open air public toilets for drunken females offer a little more privacy than the drunken male toilets.

Can anyone explain why the female public toilets are marked with the number 4?

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