Portland to adopt gender-neutral bathrooms in parks and city buildings
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland City Council is set to adopt a policy that will make hundreds of one-person bathrooms in city buildings and parks gender-neutral.
The council is expected to adopt the policy in a meeting Wednesday, June 1. All city bureaus will have until June 17, 2016 to make all single-user gender-specific restrooms into gender-neutral bathrooms.
Old signs designating gender-specific restrooms will be replaced by new signs with the words, "all-user restroom."
Due to the number of bathrooms impacted, Portland Parks and Recreation will have until Sept. 1 of this year to replace their signage.
In city buildings that lack single-user options, the city will convert some of those to all-user bathrooms with privacy screens.
The change involves more than 600 single-use restrooms city-wide. The resolution, which was passed late last year, was headed up by commissioner Nick Fish.