Limassol getting rid of abandoned cars

Recycled car

Via Google News I came across this article in Cyprus Mail, which talks about the new regulation from Limassol municipality for removing abandoned vehicles.  Interestingly, I thought about it a few times already.  There are many abandoned cars in the city, and they often add to the parking problem that is getting worse and worse by the day.

The picture above shows the abandoned car near my house.  It stays there, with garbage bins, for a couple of years now.  Previously, it was occupying space on our guest parking for at least three more years.  I know there were a few complaints by my neighbors to get rid of it, but somehow it is still standing there.  People cannot remove it by themselves, since it has valid number plates.  And authorities were a tiny bit too slow on it.  Maybe now it will get some attention.

Also, it’s nice to see that Limassol’s municipality takes action on this one, howeve, I believe that the problem is wider than just our area.  I’ve seen quite a few abandoned cars in Agia Napa, Nicosia, and Pafos.  I’m sure there are a few in Larnaca as well, but my routes there are rather limited and short.

2 thoughts on “Limassol getting rid of abandoned cars”


  1. The same is in Moscow. There are not enough parking spaces and I have to waste time driving around my house and some old cars. Some of them are without any tyres.


  2. I guess that is because abandoning a car is cheaper than getting rid of it properly. Maybe if people were paid a bit for the recycling of the car instead of paying themselves for the disposing…

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