The Project for Sanitation Justice

is currently supported by

The Four Angles of Our Work

3. Social Survey of Populations that are Public Restroom-Reliant

Over the next several months, our team will complete several additional research activities:

  • A public restroom field infrastructure assessment will provide an audit of public restroom quality and accessibility, including taking a closer look at the hours of operation of facilities, ADA-compliance issues, and health and safety features such as ventilation, hygiene products, and lighting.
  • A social survey, run in partnership with Think Dignity, will gather the experiences and perspectives of public restroom-reliant individuals, such as people experiencing homelessness.

True to our commitment to conduct research to directly inform more equitable policy-making, we are beginning a study to: 1) understand drivers of community opposition to, and acceptance of, public restrooms; and 2) identify communication strategies that can overcome opposition and bolster public support for restrooms as a crucial public health intervention.

Updates on these projects and study findings will be regularly posted on our website.