Pretty cool how we can’t eat indoors at food places right now, but years of anti-homeless urban design mean there’s almost nowhere comfortable to eat outdoors either.

--Matt Ford

@Ricardus Don't even get me STARTED on the restrooms. They closed up everyplace you can pee without going in and buying something something and now they've closed up everywhere you can go in and buy something.

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@Ricardus I'm honestly slightly baffled why we spend our energy making our public spaces /actively hostile/ to the homeless instead of, y'know, helping them get back on their feet. Which would /also/ make them go away!

I was at a restaurant in some city once, and they had /locks on the bathrooms/. To keep homeless people out.

anti-homeless design 

@IceWolf yup. everything we've been told is wrong.

anti-homeless design 

@Ricardus Wait, what have we been told again?

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