The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that more “gender-neutral” toilets will be built in public spaces to help transgender and “non-binary” people feel more comfortable.
Mayor Khan made the announcement on Monday as part of his “London Plan” – his planning strategy for the capital – which will call on developers to provide more gender neutral facilities in public places.
He also wants to introduce more unisex toilets with individual cubicles that can be used by both males and females.
City Hall aides said the toilets should be well designed so that users of all genders feel safe and comfortable, with full-length doors and partitions, clear layout and good lighting.
Mr Khan told the Evening Standard: “I have vowed to be a Mayor for all Londoners so I am determined to ensure that everyone has the ability to enjoy our great city to its fullest.
LGBTQ groups have have praised Mayor Khan for the move.
Although the London Plan is only a guideline for town halls, council planners have tended to adopt the proposals wholesale into their decision-making.