From the costumes, food, and drinks, where to pee maybe the last thing on your mind until you have to go. According to MardiGrasNewOrleans.com, about 90 percent of arrests made during parade season are related to public urination.
This year the city plans to install 654 public bathrooms along the Uptown and Mid-City parade routes and along Canal Street in the French Quarter. Below is a map detailing where each restroom will be placed and where handicap accessible bathrooms will be located.
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About 300 public restrooms will go up in the CBD and near the Uptown parade route February 4-5, with the rest expected to be installed February 12-13.
The city says all public bathrooms will be cleaned once a day.
On parade days, most restaurants and bars near the route close their bathrooms to everyone except paying customers. However, many of those businesses also sell bathroom passes on a per visit or all day basis. Prices start at one or two dollars per visit, or ten dollars for an all day pass.