It’s summertime in Cincinnati, and that means crowds of people visiting downtown. Whenever there are crowds, it is inevitable that nature will call. How will we answer that call? Is this really the best way? Lines of plastic toilet containers that can’t flush away the contents? During a heatwave, when all that waste starts to…Read More
Open Letter to Cincinnati City Council
Dear Members of City Council, I write today as a co-founder of CincyPHLUSH – the public restroom advocacy group with a plan for installing Portland Loos at Metro transit centers. You may recall reading about us in this Enquirer article, this CityBeat cover story, or even this recent editorial in the Enquirer. I would also…Read More
CincyPHLUSH in the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer!
A recent Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer recently featured an editorial about CincyPHLUSH! Read it here. When I posted this editorial to my Facebook page, former Councilmember Chris Seelbach posted the following comment, in which he tagged sitting members of City Council: Reginald Harris Meeka Owens Scotty Johnson Greg Landsman this is something I fought for my entire time…Read More
CincyPHLUSH in CityBeat!
Excerpt: Public restrooms are generally nondescript, sterile places, and the Portland Loo at 9 W. Mehring Way on the far end of Smale Riverfront Park is no exception. It’s squat, gray and utilitarian, and since its 2015 installation it has existed in quiet obscurity next to Paul Brown Stadium, which is shuttered for half the year.…Read More
Portland Loos are more attractive than Port-o-Potties
It may be a blurry photo, but do we really think big and plastic port-o-potties are a better solution than a Portland Loo?Read More
CincyPHLUSH formally requests SORTA Board consideration
Hi Shannel, As secretary for the SORTA board, it is my understanding you can forward formal requests for board consideration. I would like to make a formal request. I am a co-founder of CincyPHLUSH, which you can read about here: https://cincy.phlush.org/ We are a regional chapter of Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), an…Read More
Northside Community Council Endorses CincyPHLUSH
This week, in a nearly unanimous vote, the Northside Community Council endorsed plans by CincyPHLUSH to install Portland Loo public restrooms across Hamilton County along Metro routes. Northside is home to a new Metro transit center, but there are no restroom facilities open to the public. In a letter of support to county commissioners, Northside…Read More
Will you write a letter to Hamilton County Commissioners?
Are you interested in helping CincyPHLUSH? Please consider sending an email of support to the three Hamilton County Commissioners! Below you will find some guidelines and a sample email should you find that sort of thing helpful. General Guidelines In your email, please include the following: 1. Your name and preferred contact method. 2. Your…Read More
American Restroom Association Endorses CincyPHLUSH
The American Restroom Association (ARA) is a nonprofit that “advocates for the availability of clean, safe, and well-designed public restrooms. Accomplishments include successfully advocating for enforcement of and revisions to the International Plumbing Code, congressional testimony on gender equity in public restrooms in US Federal Buildings, and representing the USA in educating international audiences at…Read More
CincyPHLUSH in the Cincinnati Enquirer!
Check out this coverage of our efforts in the Cincinnati Enquirer! Here is an excerpt: Cincy PHLUSH co-founders Jason Haap and Jeffre said they have been informally advocating for more Portland Loos to be built in the city since 2012. Now they’ve formed an organization and plan to lobby for stimulus dollars to fulfill their vision. Each Portland Loo, including installation…Read More