Reader: More Public Restrooms in Denver Are a Must — Especially After Indian Food

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Our post about a new effort to push for more public restrooms in central Denver — and a human-waste map that shows the scope of the problem — got a lot of people talking.

Some respondents took a serious approach to what they see as a need for more facilities of this kind — perhaps along the lines of the Portland Loo, which sports a design seen above.

Others used franker language when addressing the topic.

Here's an example.

Christopher Bennett writes:

I think more public bathrooms are just a smart investment all around....as long as there are people put in place to maintain them. There are just so many extenuating circumstances that can cause any person to need to use a restroom without wanting/being able to patronize a neighborhood restaurant or convenience store. Maybe you're out on a walk with your lady after having some Indian food and bam! Your stomach starts rumbling and you have an emergency. You're in the middle of a block, a mile from your car, no extra money to buy something in a store....what do you do? Wouldn't it be nice to see a public restroom around the corner? Or say you drive for Lyft or Uber. You just finish dropping off a passenger, you've been drinking from your water bottle all day and really need to just make a quick pit stop to take a piss...boom! Public restroom.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.