Categories Culture Melbourne Melbourne’s laneways – the epitome of style and sophistication Post date Wed 4 April 2012 5 Comments on Melbourne’s laneways – the epitome of style and sophistication (Little William Street) Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit Tags Culture, laneways, Melbourne 5 Comments on Melbourne’s laneways – the epitome of style and sophistication By Daniel Bowen Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek. Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia. Opinions on this blog are all mine. View Archive → ← PTV: it’s more than just rebranding, but will it make a difference? → Chesty Bonds – another iconic brand, now made in China 5 replies on “Melbourne’s laneways – the epitome of style and sophistication” So doing number two’s is OK? I work on Degraves St. and I know people often do #1 and sometimes #2 in the alley just off of Degraves St. (Degraves Pl?) as well as littering it with countless cigarette butts. There is a camera mounted on the back of a building there but this does not seem to deter people from relieveing themselves there. When someone is in need of a leak and they are drunk almost any alley, rubbish bin, or secluded doorway will do. This is probably true for most inner city areas in the world. I hardly find it a wonder that the alleyways are covered in piss. The city is frequently full of people at night, while they are drinking. Yet public toilets are next to no where to be found. The few public toilets that do still exist in the CBD are locked by about 9pm. Presumably every licensed place where people are drinking should have toilets. Ah, there’s a few public toilets open 24 hours, but you may have to hunt around to find them… Check http://www.toiletmap.gov.au/ – which now has a mobile site and an iPhone app! Westminster City Council now has a text (SMS) service for finding public toilets. Inevitably, it’s called “SatLav”. And no, I’m not kidding! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1570908/SatLav-pinpoints-nearest-public-toilet.html Comments are closed.