Sunday, October 25, 2009

Australia: Easing Loo Queue

From the Courier Mail:
AFTER years of being left to wait in lengthy queues for a public toilet, women are finally in for some relief.

Changes to the national building code, to come into effect in May, will almost double the number of female toilets in new cinemas and increase female toilets at major sporting venues.

State Infrastructure and Planning Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said a study showed women were forced to wait on average an extra minute to use the toilet at major events. He said men had held the advantage for too long when it came to the interval or half-time dash.

The building changes will help plan for a predicted increase of 141,600 in the number of females living in Queensland by 2011, reaching a total of 2.28 million.

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