I am really pleased to see that Boris Johnson is promoting Richmond’s Community Toilet Scheme. Ealing has been looking at this too, see paper here.
One of the biggest businesses in London is Transport for London. More public conveniences in and around TfL’s estate would be welcomed by Londoners.
As the mayor controls TfL and its budgets it would be good to hear from him what he is going to do to himself rather than hearing from him exhortation to businesses to sign up for a scheme that is run by Richmond council. I think many boroughs are interested in this scheme but it is their responsibility and their budgets that would be involved.
A particular problem in our neighbourhood is the tube staff not letting minicab drivers use their loos at South Ealing. Considering that the minicab drivers are all vetted and registered by TfL it should be no great hardship to give these people access to tube loos. I think some customers might occasionally enjoy a leak at South Ealing too.
At the very least TfL could give minicab and black cab drivers access to all TfL staff loos. Then TfL might think about staff loos on certain bus routes. It might check that all staff of tenants of units on its premises have access to toilets. Then it might think about how more of its estate could be set aside for public toilets. Over to you Boris.