Čižinský’s idea of free exits in Prague is nothing new. He worked in Brno five years ago Company News
The leader of the Prague candidate, Jan Čižinský, told himself in a recent interview with TV Nova that it would be good if the operators of a restaurant in Prague let people into the toilet for free in exchange for having a lower rent for front gardens. This idea immediately provoked sharp reactions from a section of the public. Critics have called Chizhinsky a communist because of his idea. So far, however, almost no one has thought that a similar project in the Czech Republic has worked in the past and is nothing new.
A similar project operated in Brno in 2017
They started in Brno with a very similar project in 2017. “The task of the FREE WC subsidy program was to financially support restaurants, cafes, bars and other companies providing refreshments in the Brno-střed district, which used their toilets for citizens and tourists, free of charge and without the requirement to spend in the company. In return, the Brno-střed town hall offers a contribution to the costs of cleaning and hygiene needs, ” spokesperson for the Brno-střed district told the editorial staff of Pražská Drbna Kateřina Dobešová.
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According to Dobešová, the representatives of the Brno center were inspired abroad. “I feel like we were the first in the country to start. The system of publicly accessible toilets is common in the world and tourists are used to it. The Brno-střed district is therefore trying to introduce the same trend in Brno as well. In addition to this subsidy program, it has also operated its own public toilet services free of charge since 1 January 2018. “
“Somehow the marked wave of toilet visits did not work in companies”
The companies that wanted to get involved in the project affixed a FREE WC sticker from the town hall with pictograms on the door, so that it would be clear that people could go to the toilet for free. Benefiting operators from participating in the program. “The operator received a financial contribution to clean the toilet and the town hall then tried to promote the service. It is also perhaps that such a company needs to be more visited, people return to where they came to meet them, where they helped them. “
According to Dobešová, the public clearly appreciated the service. “But it did not lead to a marked wave of toilet visits in companies. We were convinced that the project made sense, it would not cause any terrible damage to the companies, and on the contrary, it would help Brno to a good name. It’s just nice to know you’re in a city where you can safely get to the bathroom, what are we going to talk about? ” said the spokeswoman.
Covid changed the situation
However, the situation that arose in connection with the spread of the disease basically stopped the project in Brno, the companies were closed, and at best, they operated dispensing windows. “The operators had a lot of worries about maintaining operations and employees, so we dampened the activity of promoting the project and dealing with them,” Kateřina Dobešová explained the current situation for Drbna.
However, she added with one breath that the subsidy program is still open. “It is still possible to sign up for it. If the autumn is calm even, we will start promoting it and try to remind its operators in the Brno-střed district. I think it definitely makes sense. “ the spokeswoman concluded.