Green now means go…into the bathroom stall. The management at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl recently installed a stoplight system in their women’s restrooms to alleviate wait times.
A red or green light indicates whether a stall is occupied or vacant. “Women love it,” said Hollywood Bowl’s operations manager Chrissy Whitman. “They used to have to push on the doors to see if anybody was inside or peek through a crack or look under the stall door for feet.”
Although the Hollywood Bowl’s approach is certainly inventive, it is not the first attempt by an organization to cut down on lines to the ladies room. Here are four other past attempts to shorten women’s waits for the water closet:
U.S. Congress’ ‘Potty Parity Act’
In 2010, a “potty parity act” was introduced by Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York to address the shortage of women’s bathrooms in federal buildings. The bill…
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