New Orleans has all the urban problems of any American city — crime, poor education, no parking spaces, economic inequality — and it’s still suffering the aftereffects of devastating Hurricane Katrina. But as the Crescent City celebrates Fat Tuesday, technology has solved one age-old problem:
The Airpnp smartphone app directs you to nearby locations where, for a small fee, the business or homeowner will let you use the toilet facilities. Ninety percent of arrests along the French Quarter’s parade routes are for public urination, so it’s not a piddling matter.
“AirPnP, an app helps find Mardi Gras rental restrooms: BBC report,” By Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune
“Inventive startups are changing the way New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras,” Shannon Sims, Quartz
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