I’ve been working in the tourism industry for over 30 years. There are many things that make a city a world-class destination: Vibrant architecture and culture, a well-functioning public transportation system and excellent restaurants and hotels. One problem which constantly occurs — no matter where I am with groups — is the lack of public restroom facilities.
We don’t have to spend public money to upgrade a sports stadium, which is used only a few days a year by the privileged few who can afford the exorbitant ticket prices. What we need is better public transportation and some adequate public toilets at major tourist venues.
We need a trolley car between Bayside and Miami Beach and escalators that function at Metrorail and Metromover stations. And, how about a timetable that actually encourages people who have cars to leave them behind?
Pamela Egloff, Coconut Grove