The Ayia Napa municipality said Wednesday it is determined to tackle noise pollution and rowdiness, which are widespread during the summer months when the popular holiday resort is flooded with thousands of mostly young tourists.
“The municipality is determined to take measures to immediately address and solve the problem of noise pollution and rowdiness, which exist mainly during the summer months due to the uncontrolled use of certain types of vehicles, such as quad bikes and large motorbikes,” the announcement by Mayor Yiannis Karousos said.
A study has found that the noise has a negative effect on visitors, residents and businesses, he noted.
The municipality is planning to ban such vehicles from some or all areas, by type, or for a number of roads for a period of time, for example from 6pm until 6am.
Before making a decision on how to proceed the municipality will consult with all stakeholders, including residents and motorbike and quad bike rentals.
They are asked to submit their views by email to [email protected] or by delivering them to the municipality by noon on March 20.
“Those who submit their views should state whether they are in favour of or against this measure and substantiate their opinion.
“Persons who are in favour should propose the type of vehicles, areas and timetables which should be included,” Karousos said.