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Having a wee in late night Civic gets some help

By johnboy - 14 March 2013 28

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Sometimes we get a media release that leaves us speechless.

Canberra CBD are making known their arrangements to reduce the Civic’s yellow rivers of a late night.

A urinal trial in late-night city hot spots will begin tonight (Thursday 14 March) to gain data on the issue of public and illegal urination.

An initiative of Canberra CBD Limited (CCBD), the trial will run from Thursday night to Monday morning over the next three weeks, with the urinals put in place after 7pm and removed by 7am.

CCBD’s new Chief Executive Officer, Jane Easthope, said the trial would provide a useful insight.

“Canberra CBD is focussed on providing a clean and safe city for the broader Canberra community,” Easthope said. “This urinal trial is not a permanent solution, rather a trial to provide data for decision making purposes.

“There is a large level of poor behaviour that occurs during the early hours of the mornings, leaving business owners and city occupants dismayed.

“We hope that an initiative such as this urinal trial will go some way into creating a positive change and we encourage men to make use of the facilities.”

urinal trial poster

[Photo via Kros International]

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28 Responses to
Having a wee in late night Civic gets some help
FioBla 11:28 am 14 Mar 13

poetix said :

And for women?

Sorry, this is the wiener’s circle.

Thumper 11:15 am 14 Mar 13

grump said :

saw some of these along the St Martin canal in Paris last September – odouriferous if not cleaned or they get clogged/over full with stale pee 🙁

Yep, but they work.

enrique 11:13 am 14 Mar 13

poetix said :

And for women?

Any one of these products combined with the trial may help…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_urination_device

thebrownstreak69 11:05 am 14 Mar 13

What’s that sheila at the front with the sideburns doing?

poetix 10:55 am 14 Mar 13

johnboy said :

Well this will reduce the pressure on the unisex public facilities.

And I’m pretty sure most of the public urinations (of course not all) are by men.

Um, you are quite right, not all. However, a lot of women are walking around in severe discomfort. Or nipping up alleys, and isn’t that a wonderful option?

It’s actually quietly outrageous to have these without something for women, despite what they might do overseas.

grump 10:54 am 14 Mar 13

saw some of these along the St Martin canal in Paris last September – odouriferous if not cleaned or they get clogged/over full with stale pee 🙁

johnboy 10:52 am 14 Mar 13

Well this will reduce the pressure on the unisex public facilities.

And I’m pretty sure most of the public urinations (of course not all) are by men.

Pandy 10:45 am 14 Mar 13

And what about She-Pees for the ladies?

bundah 10:44 am 14 Mar 13

There’ll be a steady stream of takers although the women will need a leg up!

DJ Mac 10:33 am 14 Mar 13

Well that’s the blokes sorted…….. however women looking for a place to go to the loo in Civic …..

FioBla 10:33 am 14 Mar 13

Should lower the walls to encourage communication.

“Hey man, how’s it hangin’’.

poetix 10:29 am 14 Mar 13

And for women?

Grimm 10:17 am 14 Mar 13

Beats installing more conventional public toilets, considering the ones in Civic are only used for shooting up in.

Sammy 10:10 am 14 Mar 13

For anybody else wondering what a “Kros urinal” looks like:

http://cdn-www.i-am-bored.com/media/6290_publicurinalmulti.jpg

They appear to be available with or without the rear screen:

http://www.onsiterentals.com/Images/The%20Onsite%20Kros.png

Holden Caulfield 10:01 am 14 Mar 13

What a pisser.

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