Study suggests more public restrooms downtown to combat people going to the bathroom outside

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A new study suggests adding public bathrooms downtown to avoid people going in public.

A study done by Point Park University recommends reopening currently closed bathrooms in places like parking garages and offering incentives to businesses who allow the public to use their restrooms.

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Some businesses claim to have had to clean feces up in front of their stores. The study also says some city alleyways smell of "stale urine and excrement."

It's believed opening bathrooms up and bringing in new ones will reduce the number of people who use the bathroom outside and will attractive more visitors to places like the Cultural District.

Those who use the bathroom in public face a $500 fine if convicted.

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