Berlin’s government are planning to combat lengthy female toilet queues by introducing gender-neutral urinals – although not all are convinced they will be a success.
In a 99-page policy document called ‘The Toilet Concept for Berlin’, the German capital have pledged to bring in public urinals for both men and women.
The paper states: ”In the future urinals which can be used by all genders should be offered.”
The provision of urinals for women “could be a subject for the continuation of the [toilet] concept and an opportunity for Berlin to show that it is innovative,” it adds.
Future German toilets will also have a well-lit exterior, an emergency alarm and gender-neutral signs.
It is thought the new toilets could save water too as well as offering a more sanitary solution to traditional toilets.