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It’s a problem that tourists, homeless folks and local residents all share: finding a public bathroom around Harvard Square.
Now, a loose coalition of churches, homelessness organizations and the business association have launched a campaign called Advocates for a Common Toilet to get a public restroom at the Cambridge Common.
The slogans: “I Heart Toilets” and “Where Would Jesus Go.”
The city and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation are preparing to put out to bid an estimated $3.9 million) renovation for the Cambridge Common this fall, but the design had already been approved by the state and when advocates began calling for a bathroom in the park.
For now, Deputy City Manager Lisa Peterson said the city has placed a portable bathroom stall in the park.