If nature calls when you’re in a Vancouver Park, it might soon be a little easier to find relief.
The Park Board will vote next Monday on a motion to look at expanding both the accessibility and number of public toilets on its properties.
Board chair Sarah Kirby-Yung says lack of facilities is among the most common complaint she hears.
“It’s one of the things we here about a lot, in terms of emails, that we receive as park board commissioners, is access to washrooms. Either the location, the number of facilities, opening hours, things like that,” she says.
Kirby-Yung says staff would first assess what’s in place before looking to where access to the “loo” could be improved.
“To figure out you know, how are we doing right now, where are the hot spots that might be under-served and then make sure it just becomes the policy that washroom facilities are always considered as we’re moving forward with new development,” she says.
Kirby-Yung says if approved, the plan would involve community consultation, including a focus on seniors and transgendered folk.
Earlier this month, City Council also voted to build more accessible washrooms.