‘Restroom’ Revolution in Kaifu District
Tissue is available once the citizen stands in the yellow identification area and glance at the specifically-functional square box installed on the wall. (Photo by Li Zhuo, Changsha Evening News)
A city resident shows how to find the closest restroom via Baidu map (Photo by Li Zhuo, Changsha Evening News)
On August 12, Kaifu District Government released the 2018 ‘restroom’ revolution construction information. This year, 139 public restrooms will be newly-built or improved. The construction scale will be the largest within the whole Changsha City. And it is expected to complete in the coming September. At the same time, the district cooperates with Baidu in carrying out intelligent management over public restrooms. The first Changsha ‘Baidu Restroom Search’ service has been opened to the public. City residents can find the closest public restroom via Baidu map.
This year’s ‘Restroom’ Revolution action plan in Kaifu District includes the following construction targets:
·Planning and construction will be carried out over public restrooms in southern area of Laodaohe River;
·Twenty-one high-standard demonstration public restrooms will be newly-built and expanded;
·Fifty-seven damaged public restrooms will be restored and renovated;
·Thirty-eight old public restrooms will be restored and improved;
·Twenty-three public restrooms up to the standards will be improved;
·Revolution of restrooms of 1,000 households in agriculture-related neighborhoods will be completed.
The action plan proposes that there should be a public restroom within 300 to 500 meters. The public restroom service radius should be less than or equal to 300 meters in main city area and less than or equal to 500 meters in general city area.