Have your say about adding free public toilets to downtown Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The city of Austin wants to hear from you about a pilot program that could result in public toilets being installed downtown.

The plan, suggested in January, would add free, 24-hour public toilets to the busy downtown area. The locations would still need to be determined, along with funding, design and safety; but the goal is to have strategically located toilets to benefit those enjoying outdoor activities, as well as late night crowds pouring onto the streets when bars close, and the homeless population.

A community forum is expected to be held at the Townlake Center at 721 Barton Springs Rd. Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The forum will be inside Assembly Room 130. Free parking is available at the Palmer Events Center for anyone going to the meeting.

Those who can’t attend the meeting in person, can text “restroom” to 512-643-5627 and share their answers to the questions being asked at the public meeting. The feedback will be shared with other city departments and decision-makers as the resolution moves forward and plans are finalized. If you have additional questions, please call 512-972-5024.

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