Cyprus may be the only EU country without public toilets on motorways, road safety non-governmental organisation Reaction Youth for the Prevention said in a statement.
“Members of the Reaction road safety unit visited sites next to the motorways which were used as ‘alternative’ toilets which were pointed out to them by bus drivers and professional drivers and found the situation unhealthy,” the statement said, adding that “stench and human excrement near the motorway portray a third-world image.”
“It is ridiculous and tragic at the same time that we cannot offer an elementary service for a human need on our motorways,” said Reaction head Marios Stavrou.
He pointed out that in a country like Cyprus, which has millions of tourists, it is imperative to find a solution to this health and safety issue.
In the statement, Reaction suggested unused weighing stations and some other points next to the Larnaca to Limassol motorways as places where public toilets could be built and asked the relevant ministries and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation to address and resolve this serious issue before the tourist season.