WIT Press

Application Of Traffic Noise Models For Estimating The Environmental Capacity Of Arterial Roads

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980401

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

925 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

L.C. Wadha & R.M. Rankine

Abstract

Three alternative models of traffic noise prediction have been applied to two major roads in a large provincial city in Australia. The roads are segmented into links and the environmental capacity of each link is determined. Both one-hour and 18-hour noise levels are used for capacity estimation. This allows a rational comparison of the ease of use, data requirements as well as limitations of alternative traffic noise models. The sensitivity of the environmental capacity to changes in setback distance, traffic composition, traffic speed, and acceptable noise levels is explored. This is useful in the formulation of rational strategies for improving the environmental capacities of roads. The amelioration models should,

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