When comparing the Portland Loo vs other city toilets, one thing is extremely clear: the Loo cares about you! This unique public restroom threw out all the limitations of standard toilets in favor of a more out-of-the-box approach. The result? Greater inclusivity, accommodation, and accessibility for everyone. Here’s why the Portland Loo has earned the title of the most inclusive public bathroom in the world!
Commuters can protect their stuff.
Whether you’re commuting to work on a bicycle, e-bike, scooter, or even a skateboard, you might have to make a pit stop or two on the way. While other public restrooms are too small to accommodate your wheels, the Portland Loo has your back. You can easily fit your ride with room to spare! Long gone are the days when you have to rush through a visit to the restroom just to make sure your stuff hasn’t been stolen. That makes for a quicker and more comfortable commute no matter where you’re headed.
The Loo is wheelchair accessible.
Every Loo is diligently designed to meet standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The facility is easy to use for individuals with walkers, wheelchairs, and other mobility aids. There’s more than enough room to maneuver comfortably for a smooth and safe restroom experience. Various other features such as lower sinks, grab bars, and easy-to-reach flush controls ensure that individuals of all levels of mobility feel welcomed and accommodated.
The Loo serves the houseless.
Cities across the US are reeling from an epidemic of houselessness, and the lack of public restrooms is only making the issue worse. The Loo can actually help alleviate the houseless crisis in your city by offering a safe, dignified, and accessible place for the most disadvantaged populations to use the restroom. At the same time, the Loo’s balance between privacy and public safety prevents it from becoming used as a temporary shelter so everyone can continue benefitting from these public amenities, especially the most vulnerable groups.
It’s completely gender-neutral.
Everyone is welcome in the Loo…one at a time, of course! The gender-neutral design offers all essential amenities without separating male and female facilities. This results in a more inclusive, accommodating, and comfortable environment for all people no matter their gender expression. Individuals who feel unsafe using gendered restrooms can rest easy knowing this restroom is fighting back against the norm.
Drug use is actively discouraged.
True inclusivity isn’t just about radical acceptance. It’s about recognizing and addressing the unique struggles of every group and every individual. Instead of providing a safe haven for drug use like many public restrooms, the Portland Loo actively deters it. Blue lights make it harder to find veins, open louvers help public officials identify drug use, and the single-occupancy design prevents multiple users from entering together. This ensures public amenities remain open to all while helping those struggling with addiction.
The Loo is available all day and night.
What’s the point of inclusivity if it’s only accessible at certain hours of the day? Nobody can control when nature calls, so that means everyone could need a restroom at any point. That sounds like a job for the Loo! This standalone restroom can easily stay open 24/7/365 because it doesn’t require constant oversight or regular maintenance. It’s a true set-and-forget toilet which means more people can access it whenever they need to “go”. This way, both cities and citizens get what they want out of a public restroom!
If you’ve been looking for a public restroom that welcomes all residents and visitors with open doors, you’re in the right place! What started out as a Portland-based project has been in high demand across the US and even into Canada. Please contact us if you have any questions about bringing a Loo to your city!