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24-7 Public Bathroom Pilot to Expand in San Francisco

An experiment in round-the-clock public bathroom access has proven successful, and San Francisco is expanding the program.
November 28, 2019, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"San Francisco officials are extending a pilot program examining the impact of keeping three public bathrooms open around the clock in neighborhoods where requests for feces removal really tend to pile up," reports Dominic Fracassa.

"The extension is expected to build on the success of an experiment that began in August, when the city decided to keep three Pit Stops — public stalls with on-site staffers — open seven days a week, 24 hours a day," adds Fracassa.

According to Fracassa's explanation of the program's genesis, the pilot program was designed to test two questions: whether bathrooms would be used in the wee small hours of the evening, and whether the bathrooms would be safe for staffers on duty at the Pit Stops. The results, according to Fracassa, were promising, and enough to warrant additional Pit Stops and round-the-clock access.

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Published on Monday, November 25, 2019 in San Francisco Chronicle
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