By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt
Pit Stop program provides monitored public restrooms to help keep urine and feces off the street
San Francisco on Monday will begin a months-long test of the effectiveness of having three public toilets open 24-hours, seven days a week.
The pilot program, which will cost $300,000, is the result of pressure from city officials, residents and community groups calling for the increased service to combat feces and urine on downtown streets.
“Three of our Pit Stops will provide 24-hour service (as part of a pilot program) beginning Monday, Aug. 12,” Public Works spokesperson Jennifer Blot said in an email to the San Francisco Examiner Tuesday…(more)