Standing in line to use the bathroom is an issue men rarely get the chance to appreciate, thanks to the invention of the freestanding urinal, but for women the lines are real and there is no easy in and out solution. Well in Berlin, that could soon be a thing of the past as the government is pushing to rollout gender-neutral public bathrooms that feature a urinal built with women in mind.
The toilet concept is a way for Berlin to show the world that it too can innovate, according to the 99-page “Toilet Concept for Berlin” proposal, and will come with the benefit of protecting the environment — less flushing and less toilet paper wiping off the dirty seats.
Berlin wouldn’t be the first to the female urinal market, as Austria and several private institutions have had a go at it, but they hope to be the first to actually find success with the idea. And while its original intent is to create a more effective network of gender-neutral bathrooms on the streets of Berlin, marketing them as line-free toilets seem to be the backup marketing plan.