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Post by The Rickman » January 5, 2015, 8:59 pm

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Post by bileduct » January 5, 2015, 9:09 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:Why bother with a trial when they have been trialled and scrapped in other parts of the country? If they insist on a trial why do the trial during the busiest family time of the year. The place is literally teaming with families at the moment. Why not do it an equally busy but far more gross time of year such as schoolies, when no self-respecting individual would set foot in Surfers?
Is it true that they've been scrapped elsewhere?

They've been installed in cities all over the world. From what I have read the mobile versions are used in areas as a trial first, and if successful are sometimes replaced by the ones that pop up out of the ground, like the ones in London mentioned earlier.

I just read they have the pop up ones in Adelaide. Perhaps Lucy can advise us as to which type are in Kings Cross.

Edit: If I recall correctly, these were trialled in Canberra recently too.
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Post by Professor » January 5, 2015, 9:09 pm

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Lucy wrote:Hell, my bathroom is no more than 3 metres away from the end of my bed and yet I still go outside and pee on the neighbours front windows.
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Post by bileduct » January 5, 2015, 9:13 pm

Outdoor urinals prove popular with city revelers

Traders will be consulted before Canberra CBD commits to the permanent installation of outdoor urinals in the city centre after a successful trial at late-night hotspots.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... 2h6s9.html
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Thankyou whoever fixed that up.
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 5, 2015, 10:46 pm

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the Sydney one was scrapped. It would seem that the Canberra one did not become a regular fixture.
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Post by bileduct » January 5, 2015, 11:00 pm

Come on dude, it's pretty clear you don't really know much about these things at all.

Outdoors urinals are currently included in the City of Sydney public toilet strategy. You can find it here -> http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/__da ... dopted.pdf.

They are currently looking at transitioning to the more permanent pop up urinals.

From page 10,
Public urination

Public urination is a part of broader anti-social behaviour problems occurring in parts of the CBD and entertainment precincts at night. Urination in public areas does not necessarily indicate the need for more localised public toilets, and often easy-to-find public toilets will help – especially at night in entertainment precincts.

Since 2011 the City has been installing temporary outdoor urinals at popular night time precincts including George Street; Oxford Street; Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo. Portable urinals and inclusive access porta-loos are installed on Friday and Saturday nights during summer months from approximately 10pm until approximately 7am the following morning.

The portable units have been well used and well received and have reduced antisocial behaviour such as public urination. During peak nights and seasons the City will continue to deploy portable urinals to manage increased crowds in late night areas, and is investigating options to recycle waste collected from portable urinals.
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 6, 2015, 5:18 am

My mistake! The news articles that I have read on this suggest that people in Sydney were horrified and it was likely to be discontinued. An article from the UK was titled along the lines of "Only on the Gold Coast". Can anyone confirm that they are still in use in Sydney? What about Canberra? I stand by my statement that the positioning of them and manner in which they are displayed is gross. Have a look at the bottom right of this photo.

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All of those guys look seedy as ****
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What the **** is the bloke on the right in the Santa hat doing?!?
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Number 2s?
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Every one of those three guys should be arrested and deadset never allowed out in public again.
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WHY IS THAT GUY DOING NUMBER 2'S?!?!?!
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I can't get over that picture. Is it supposed to be pro or against the public urinals??
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Post by bileduct » January 6, 2015, 11:27 am

Dr Zaius wrote:My mistake! The news articles that I have read on this suggest that people in Sydney were horrified and it was likely to be discontinued. An article from the UK was titled along the lines of "Only on the Gold Coast". Can anyone confirm that they are still in use in Sydney? What about Canberra? I stand by my statement that the positioning of them and manner in which they are displayed is gross. Have a look at the bottom right of this photo.

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Oh no, somebody think of the childrens!

I'm sure there'll be a complaint about women being offended next, who usually don't mind going into the men's toilets to avoid the line up for their own.

The Daily Mail article you are referring to was written by an Australian journalist and, in between all the wowser comments, is this:
Mamabear, Up North, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

This isn't new - I saw something very similar in London years ago.
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That photo offends me. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with all three of those guys, bileduct?? Why is the third guy taking a dump in a urinal??
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Post by Raider Bell » January 6, 2015, 11:49 am

And why is that little kid staring at him? Nosy bugger, a man can't even crap in peace these days.
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Well I'm guessing the kid thinks it's Santa

Or one of his elves.
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 6, 2015, 5:30 pm

bileduct wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:My mistake! The news articles that I have read on this suggest that people in Sydney were horrified and it was likely to be discontinued. An article from the UK was titled along the lines of "Only on the Gold Coast". Can anyone confirm that they are still in use in Sydney? What about Canberra? I stand by my statement that the positioning of them and manner in which they are displayed is gross. Have a look at the bottom right of this photo.

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Oh no, somebody think of the childrens!

I'm sure there'll be a complaint about women being offended next, who usually don't mind going into the men's toilets to avoid the line up for their own.

The Daily Mail article you are referring to was written by an Australian journalist and, in between all the wowser comments, is this:
Mamabear, Up North, United Kingdom, 1 week ago

This isn't new - I saw something very similar in London years ago.
I'll make two comments. Firstly if you are reading the comments section on all the articles surrounding this, you have far too much time on my hands. Secondly, if you don't find that picture distasteful and on some level offensive, we are never going to come to a mutual view on this topic.
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There is something seriously wrong with that picture
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Post by bileduct » January 6, 2015, 5:57 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:I'll make two comments. Firstly if you are reading the comments section on all the articles surrounding this, you have far too much time on my hands. Secondly, if you don't find that picture distasteful and on some level offensive, we are never going to come to a mutual view on this topic.
Come on, good doctor, I'm sure you can find better ways of presenting your argument than dishing out petty insults.

I'm sorry, but I don't find the picture offensive at all.

Should I?
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Post by The Rickman » January 6, 2015, 5:58 pm

Yes. Yes you should. The photo is both deeply offensive and disturbing

WHAT IS THE GUY IN THE SANTA HAT DOING?!?
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Come on mate you're from Rocky I've seen worse during the day on East st up there.
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bileduct wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:I'll make two comments. Firstly if you are reading the comments section on all the articles surrounding this, you have far too much time on my hands. Secondly, if you don't find that picture distasteful and on some level offensive, we are never going to come to a mutual view on this topic.
Come on, good doctor, I'm sure you can find better ways of presenting your argument than dishing out petty insults.

I'm sorry, but I don't find the picture offensive at all.

Should I?
Sorry, it wasn't meant to be an insult. The first comment was in jest. The second I genuinely meant. I find that photo quite distasteful. If we can't agree on that, we might as well admit that we won't agree on anything about this subject and move on.
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Post by bileduct » January 6, 2015, 6:37 pm

Do you think you'd find it equally distasteful and offensive if you were walking through that area at 2am and saw that?
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What's wrong with portadunny's or you know.. Building more toilets

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Tim W wrote:What's wrong with portadunny's or you know.. Building more toilets
Porta loo's as they say can be tipped over easily and I guarantee they would be, building more toilets takes up more space in I'm guessing already packed areas.

If they pop up only between around 10pm till 5am they'd be acceptable if the alternative was people pissing on shops. Theres a shop on Adelaide st in Brisbane that the homeless people used to piss on at night, the place stunk to walk past during the day.
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Post by bileduct » January 6, 2015, 7:09 pm

Tim W wrote:What's wrong with portadunny's or you know.. Building more toilets
For both it's probably a cost/effectiveness issue. I mean, unless I am mistaken, the businesses are complaining about public urination and not ol' mate laying a cable on Oporto's welcome mat (which Oporto deserve, quite frankly). These things look much cheaper to manufacture and maintain than portadunnies, and both would be a fraction of the cost of permanent facilities.
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Manbush wrote:
Tim W wrote:What's wrong with portadunny's or you know.. Building more toilets
Porta loo's as they say can be tipped over easily and I guarantee they would be, building more toilets takes up more space in I'm guessing already packed areas.

If they pop up only between around 10pm till 5am they'd be acceptable if the alternative was people pissing on shops. Theres a shop on Adelaide st in Brisbane that the homeless people used to piss on at night, the place stunk to walk past during the day.
Maybe the alternative is to enforce current licensing laws and start fining the hundreds of pubs and clubs who continue to serve intoxicated people before letting them loose to behave like animals.

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The basic concept seems right, it just needs some refinements in order to frustrate ****heads such as the three pictured. Probably as simple as increasing the size of the door.
Speaking of small doors on a loo reminds me of a time when I was in a restaurant in France where the loo was down a steep set of stairs, unisex, and with a half height door. I was desperate to do a No2, so down I went and as I was about half way through the process down the stairs came a young woman who, seeing the only throne was occupied didn't retreat as I expected but stood there waiting, staring me in the eye. I found it very difficult to complete the operation in those circumstances!

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Cranky Old Man wrote:The basic concept seems right, it just needs some refinements in order to frustrate ****heads such as the three pictured. Probably as simple as increasing the size of the door.
Speaking of small doors on a loo reminds me of a time when I was in a restaurant in France where the loo was down a steep set of stairs, unisex, and with a half height door. I was desperate to do a No2, so down I went and as I was about half way through the process down the stairs came a young woman who, seeing the only throne was occupied didn't retreat as I expected but stood there waiting, staring me in the eye. I found it very difficult to complete the operation in those circumstances!
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Green eyed Mick wrote:
Cranky Old Man wrote:The basic concept seems right, it just needs some refinements in order to frustrate ****heads such as the three pictured. Probably as simple as increasing the size of the door.
Speaking of small doors on a loo reminds me of a time when I was in a restaurant in France where the loo was down a steep set of stairs, unisex, and with a half height door. I was desperate to do a No2, so down I went and as I was about half way through the process down the stairs came a young woman who, seeing the only throne was occupied didn't retreat as I expected but stood there waiting, staring me in the eye. I found it very difficult to complete the operation in those circumstances!
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