Feature Article - September 2012
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Safe, Accessible, Durable & Green

The Latest Trends in Restroom Structures

By Chris Gelbach


While some detractors worry that women won't want to use stalls that men also use, gender-neutral public toilets have become increasingly familiar to the public through their growing use on aircraft, buses and even college campuses. A unisex-stall approach also makes it easier for transgender individuals to use restroom facilities comfortably, and for group leaders to take children to use the facilities.

"One thing we have here [at Kellogg Park] is a surf camp and kayak concession," Coakley said. "The surf camp includes both girls and boys. So a male instructor can take boys and girls to the restroom and know that they're safe, which is greatly appreciated by the vendors."