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Elected officials propose bill that would open more public bathrooms across NYC

The bill would require the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation to identify locations across the city that would be suitable for installing a public bathroom.

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2022, 10:45 PM

Updated 785 days ago

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Several elected officials are proposing legislation that would open at least one public bathroom in every zip code across New York City.
The bill would require the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation to identify locations across the city that would be suitable for installing a public bathroom.
According to a 2019 report from the city's Comptroller's Office, New York City ranks 93rd out of the 100 largest cities in the number of public restrooms they have available.
In order to install the public restrooms, the DOT and Parks Department would first have to consult with the public to consider the locations where they would be installed in.
Some people told News 12 that there would need to be a system in place to ensure their cleanliness.
Others said the restrooms would be a huge relief.
A report would still have to be submitted to Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council that lays out the logistics of the bathrooms before they can be installed.


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