Public Toilet

ABOUT THE PROJECT
1,378
Votes in Support
352
Petition Signatures
9
Years Committed to Goal

Voting for Public Toilet at Streetfair

Check out the public support for a public toilet in the U District from the 2023 U District Streetfair.
Where would you go?

Public restroom facilities were not incorporated into the U District light rail station but there remains an urgent need for public access to restroom facilities, so our community has advocated for the placement of a public toilet within one block of the station because:
 
  • Our ability to respond to a universal biological need is a basic human right.
  • Public toilets enable us to be physically active and enjoy new experiences when we’re away from home.
  • Public toilets help us get out of cars and onto our feet, our bicycles and mass transit.
Sign our petition in support of a public restroom in the U District.


Sign Our Petition for a Public Toilet

In the Press

Seattle leaders don’t have much to say about city’s restroom problem

Published October 30, 2023 in The Seattle Times
By Daniel Beekman

Seattle leaders don’t have much to say about the inadequate supply of clean, safe and accessible public restrooms across the urban landscape.

Where to go when nature calls? Seattle has a public restroom problem

Published October 8, 2023 in The Seattle Times
By Daniel Beekman and Anna Patrick

Everyone benefits from clean, safe and abundant public restrooms, but Seattle has a crappy supply. Is there a plan to fix that?

Community Advocacy

How Many Times Must We Request This?

For nearly a decade, our U District community has prioritized this urgent need and demanded action:

Letter to the Mayor (yet again)

On September 11, 2023, after the publication of the article in The Seattle Times, the U District Community Council sent another follow up letter to Mayor Harrell requesting him to allocate funding for this urgent public need:

Letter to the Mayor (again)

On March 8, 2023, the U District Community Council sent a follow up letter to Mayor Harrell requesting him to allocate funding for this urgent public need in the current year's budget:

Letter to the Council President

On December 14, 2022, the U District Community Council sent the following letter to Seattle City Council President, Debora Juarez, urging the City to allocate funding for this urgent public need:

Letter to the Mayor

On July 13, 2022, the U District Community Council met and drafted the following letter to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, urging the City to allocate funding for this urgent public need:

U-Loo Final Report

On June 6, 2016, the U District community summarized months of outreach and advocacy into a final report, supporting the siting of a 'Portland Loo' in the heart of the neighborhood:

Call to Action

On October 20, 2015, a call to action was issued from the co-chair of the UDP Clean and Safe Committee, Ruedi Risler.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

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