WIT Press


Measurement And Prediction Of Traffic Noise In Residential Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010511

Volume

52

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

1,384 kb

Author(s)

D.A. Athanasopoulou & A.G. Kollaros

Abstract

Demokritos University of Thrace, Greece Abstract In urban areas, traffic noise is generated from three basic sources, the engine block, the exhaust system and the contact between the tire and the road. The goal of an engineer to either increase roadway capacity or improve traffic flow may often conflict with a neighbourhood's goal to be free of congestion, pollution, and traffic noise. Controversies involving traffic noise are often based on mis- information, or perception, not on facts, good engineering, or reality. Resident's perceptions of road-based noise on urban road segments in the central area of Xanthi, Northern Greece, have been examined. An effort has been made to link disturbance from road-based noise and house type, proximity to noise source, resident activity patterns, speed limit variations, traffic composition and typ

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