September 22, 2016
Tomorrow, join Nick and Commissioner Amanda Fritz to celebrate the completion of the conversion of all City single-stall restroom to all-user restrooms. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Dawson Park officially unveiling the converted facilities.
Last year, City Council unanimously approved a new policy to bring all-user restrooms to the City of Portland. This common sense change removes arbitrary barriers, and benefits everyone in our community– older adults, people with a disability, and anyone with a caregiver, parents with young children, and transgender individuals.
The policy was developed with the help of many community partners, including Multnomah County, Elders in Action, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO), the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC), Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), Disability Rights Oregon, and DEEP.
Over the past nine months, City staff have converted over 600 single-user gender specific restrooms into all-user restrooms. In addition to that, the City has begun a pilot project on the second floor multi-stall restrooms of the Portland Building. These restrooms have been converted to Portland’s first all-user multi-occupant restroom in Portland.
For more information on All-User Restrooms, check out the Bureau of Internal Business Services’ website.
All User Restrooms Ribbon Cutting
Friday, September 23 at 11am
Dawson Park (N Stanton and N Williams Ave)