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Reason for street toilets
Everything is obvious here: the Dutch authorities began to install street urinals in order to combat the phenomenon that many tourist cities overloaded with vacationers suffer from: the fact that some part of this same public carelessly relieves themselves in the gateways, on the embankments, or even just on walls of houses.
The first such WCs were more closed and resembled dressing rooms, only with sewerage. On many streets of Amsterdam, you can still find these green “fences”. By the way, with a certain amount of dexterity and courage, women also manage to use them. But in general, the issue of the lack of massively accessible bathrooms for ladies is still perceived by local residents and tourists as discrimination. But since the Dutch toilet technologists have thought of a combo flower bed with a urinal, I think they can do this task too.