Our research into the economics of these facilities shows they cut waiting for women, and address the concerns of trans and disabled people
An increase in gender-neutral toilets is one of the aims of Sadiq Khan's draft London Plan. It will address the concerns of transgender people who face intimidation and harassment in gender-segregated facilities when they are perceived by others to be in the “wrong” one.
There are detractors. Some object that gender-neutral toilets take away safe spaces for women. Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, said in an interview with the London Evening Standard that the mayor's proposal was “the latest casualty of an ideological tsunami that sweeps common sense and biological reality aside”.