Ottawa reacts to idea of paid public bathrooms at LRT stations

The City of Ottawa is mulling the idea of charging people to use public bathrooms at the new light-rail transit stations, which sparked a rash of negative reaction but also some defenders of the idea.

Some European countries feature paid public bathrooms with successes and failures

This photo shows a self-cleaning public bathroom in Berlin, Germany. The City of Ottawa is debating whether new light-rail transit stations should have coin-operated public bathrooms. (@RockonOttawa/Twitter)

Those with a chronic illness argue against it.

Some who have seen the idea in action would rather access a public bathroom for free.

The response to the idea was quite negative, all in all.

There were defenders, though, including those who have seen successes.

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