3 Ways a Restroom Trailer Can Support Your City
When was the last time you actively thought about going to the restroom? The answer, probably not recently. This is because going to the restroom is a mundane everyday activity that we really only think about when there is no where to go. When we are at home, a restaurant, or at work there is always a restroom for us so no thought is required. Also, parks typically have an option like a restroom trailer for our outdoor restroom needs.
Let’s change the scenario. Say you’re in a new city and unfamiliar with the local businesses. You feel that urge and are forced to spend time searching for the nearest public restroom. Perhaps you're an expecting mother, and sometimes, when you have to go, you HAVE to go! Other times, children will need to use the restroom urgently and unexpectedly. We should also think about the many homeless people in our country who don’t have access to these basic amenities. Where do they go when they need to?
As we can see there are many city planning questions to address the restroom needs in all communities and a common solution for these needs are portable restroom trailers. They provide that quick and easy solution to all those bathroom questions, and more and more cities are realizing the importance of providing a public restroom that is accessible to all. Below, we will examine a bathroom study done in Denver, Colorado and reference a few other cities that have found that providing a restroom trailer has improved their hometown. We use this article from PEW as a reference.
Clean Solutions with a Restroom Trailer
Public “comfort stations” were extremely popular during the mid-20’s, but as people moved to suburban areas, the stations became less prevalent. Following 9/11 terrorist attacks, office and apartment buildings stepped up security, limiting access to their facilities. This has left the homeless population and tourists without many restroom options.
The Denver Department of Public Works found that providing public restrooms near outdoor malls and where people gather has a significant impact on the tourist traffic. Having a restroom trailer in public places encourages people to walk, bike, and use transits within the city because they always have a way to use the restroom. City and planning officials in cities across America say having public restrooms encourage those with health conditions to visit downtown areas because they know a restroom will be available. In addition to increasing foot traffic, Denver has found that having outdoor, public restrooms drastically decreases the prevalence of public urination and defecation.
Outdoor activities like movie nights on the lawn and socially distanced wine tasting will be especially popular this summer. With rising popularity the need for public restrooms will be essential. As you begin to discuss future public space activations, consider upgrading those porta potties to a restroom trailer.
As you can see, having bathroom options that are available on a regular basis is extremely beneficial. Portable restroom rentals are a clean and quick solution. Ideal for families, tourists, and even to provide those displaceabled with a basic amenity, we have seen our trailers used as a quick and affordable option.
Research and experience have concluded that not providing public restrooms leads to dirtier streets. Whether it be the homeless population who have no other options or the group of rowdy college students on their way home from the bars at 2 a.m., there will always be someone who could benefit from having access to that public restroom. Keep your streets clean for locals and tourists alike by providing a restroom trailer as dependable options!
Need to clean up your city and keep it clean? A portable restroom trailer can help. We would love to start the conversation to make this possible! Contact us to chat with our knowledgeable staff, and see some great rental and purchase options here.