An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota researchers has developed a website where bicyclists in Minnesota can locate public restrooms and portable toilets. The website, MN Bike and Go, went live in April 2021. The site also allows bicyclists to add additional sites to the map, and to report the facilities’ hours of being open and rate its conditions on a short survey. An upcoming new feature of the map will be the ability to find directions to the identified locations. A story about this project appears on the Research Computing website: Mapping Conveniences for Bicyclists.
MSI PI Len Kne is the Director of U-Spatial, which was part of the team that developed the website. U-Spatial and MSI are both part of the Research Computing umbrella organization in the Office of the Vice President for Research.