Archive for April, 2007

data how you like it…

April 25, 2007

Great news! Safe2pee now features a whole slew of feeds. Play with our data in Google Earth, make a widget for your blog from our RSS feeds or crunch the numbers in a spreadsheet. See index and city pages for details. The Plain Text version should work fine on most mp3 players, phones, graphing calculators, and other small electronics … we will release a more encompassing version of our directory in this form soon.safe2pee feeds

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numbers speak volumes…

April 9, 2007

I’ve always been a fan of numbers, and believe that stats can be very telling. here are a few of ours.

The basics:

6,000 – 30,000 Visitors a Month

685 Bathrooms

201 Unique Cities

50 Comments

7 Photos

We’re really happy with all of the contributions that we have received, but compared to the demand we’ve only made a small dent (so far). Keep those submissions coming! We especially need locations in small towns.

The number of cities people have requested bathrooms for: 1,490. That means we only have bathrooms for a little over 13% of the places where people requested them! Granted information for places like portland or san francisco are most often requested, the lack of info for many small locales is unfortunate. i’m ever so tempted to take a road trip and scout bathrooms in small town america…

Bathroom Breakdown

Type

Gender Free: 549 (~ 80%)

Gendered: 136 (~ 20%)

Access

Accessible: 407 (~ 60%)

Unknown or Not Accessible: 278 ( ~ 40%)

This stat was a little alarming too. I have suspicions that a lot of the not accessibles might also be bathrooms of unknown status. We’ve linked to the great info at PISSAR and would love ideas on how we could succinctly but more comprehensively express access considerations to folks. We’re working on some ways to make it so you can modify submission attributes, so hopefully that will allow people to investigate a bathroom further and update things!

Availability (Feature introduced long after launch)

Unknown or Not Set: 338 (~ 50%)

Stroll Right In: 191 (~ 28%)

Act like you know what you’re doing: 49 (~ 7%)

Sneak In: 26 (~ 4%)

Free if the right person is working: 10 (~ 1%)

Free if you flirt with Employees!: 6 ( < 1%)

You Should/Must buy something: 45 (~ 7%)

Pay Toilet: 3 ( < 1%)

ID or Admission required: 7 ( ~ 1%)

I think in all, it was a worthwhile effort to compile these numbers. it gives an interesting breakdown of where we are now and what we need to do to improve our service. enjoy.

new title

April 2, 2007

we’ve changed our title from safe2pee, a gender neutral bathroom directory to safe2pee, bathrooms for everyone to better reflect the idea that gender-free bathrooms benefit everybody, not only those in the gender variant community.

it might take a while to update everything, but you should see this change reflected soon.