Reading’s Urilift Pops Up During Drinking Hours to Reduce Public Urination

high-tech-urinal-uriliftWhile public urination might be an incredibly liberating experience, it is against the law and it does turn otherwise pleasant streets into festering stinkpits that regular folks like to avoid. This is presumably the reason that the Urilift was constructed in Reading (for a grand total of $100,000). Throughout the day, the Urilift goes unnoticed beneath the feet of passing pedestrians, but between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. it springs into action, saving the streets of Reading from drunken micturition.

Video after the jump.
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These do seem to be popping up more since their inception all those years ago. [Urilift via Red Ferret, New Launches]


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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and reporter at large for Uberreview and We Interrupt. He currently resides in a sleepy basin town in the Japanese countryside - where both his bank balance and the lack of space in his home are testament to his addiction to all things shiny.

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