Open-air urinal coming soon to Dolores Park

The SF Chronicle reports:

First came the iPod – now comes the pPod, a custom-made, open-air urinal that San Francisco is installing at Dolores Park to help deal with the hordes of male hipster inebriants that descend on the popular Mission spot on weekends.

Looks cool! Read on.

[via Mission Local]

25 Responses to “Open-air urinal coming soon to Dolores Park”

  1. Joe Shlabotnik says:

    I’ve used these in Amsterdam. Good idea but I have the feeling they’re going to be used as garbage cans as much as urinals.

  2. MrEricSir says:

    I used the one in Freetown Christiania a number of times. Didn’t smell very good, but after a few beers you don’t really care.

  3. good grief says:

    pPod is a pretty garish name for something that’s been around for centuries with the far more elegant title “pissoir.” freakin’ american yokels

  4. Greg says:

    No mirror, well that’s fucked up.

  5. Rudy says:

    Hope they splurge for stainless corrugated…

  6. Bob Dole says:

    They should make this into a 2 way mirror so you can see out but in. That will make things interesting.

  7. ChugItNugget says:

    How does that piece of corrugated metal over a drain cost $15,000??

  8. Elisa says:

    It looks like a piece of celery.

  9. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Great idea! We need these all over the city, though. Ideally, we’d actually get the portable kind that they use in Europe, though. That way they could be distributed for events, etc.

  10. MissionBernal says:

    I give it a day before someone poops in it and renders it completely useless until some poor sap has to come out and clean it up.

  11. well, duh, obviously. says:


    but uh

    Im a dude and I like this

    but uh

    what are the womyn supposed to do?

  12. mo marquez says:

    Im 7’5 tall, people going to see me looking out at them, plus its going to look like I’m sitting on someone’s shoulders.

  13. En-Chu Lao says:

    Water or beer bombs lobbed over the top; let the hilarity commence.

  14. Nappy Bill says:

    Finally – a positive in a city of negatives.