Living in Dubrovnik through the summer might have its challenges, overcrowded streets, traffic jams and lack of parking spaces, to name just three, but the sounds of music from café bars, restaurants and night clubs seems not to bother to many residents.
The City of Dubrovnik has commissioned a survey that sought to determine citizens' attitudes toward the time limit for playing music outdoors. More than half of the respondents said that there should be a limit for playing music outdoors, 55 percent, and the relative majority (40 percent) stated midnight as the preferred time of restriction.
The survey was conducted by the Ipsos Plus agency, on a random and representative sample of 679 adult respondents residing in the City of Dubrovnik, from the 15th to the 18th of this year.
When asked in the survey if music should be turned off at either 11.30pm or at 12.30am just over 70 percent of the people asked said at half past midnight. The survey covered the whole of the City of Dubrovnik and encompassed the Old City of Dubrovnik.
“It is true that we are a little surprised with the results,” commented the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic. “When you look at the results from citizens of the Old City when asked what time music should be allowed in public spaces the results were 50/50. Which goes to show that we have the possibility to satisfy both sides.”