VEHICLE NOISE NUISANCE IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF TOWNS AT NIGHT

LAERMBELAESTIGUNG IN STAEDTISCHEN WOHNGEBIETEN ZUR NACHTZEIT

SOUND LEVEL MEASUREMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT AT A TOTAL OF 312 DIFFERENT MEASURING POINTS IN 7 BAVARIAN TOWNS FROM DECEMBER 1975 TO MAY 1976 ON WEEKDAYS MONDAY TO FRIDAY ALWAYS BETWEEN 22.00 AND 6.00 HOURS. FOR HALF AN HOUR AT A TIME THE TIME BEHAVIOUR OF THE NOISE LEVEL WAS MEASURED, AND THE CORRESPONDING MEAN LEVEL FOR NIGHT TIME WAS DETERMINED. IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE TIME PLOT FOR MEAN VALUES SHOWED THE TYPICAL TIME PATTERN FOR TRAFFIC NOISE OBTAINED FROM SINGLE CENTRAL URBAN MEASUREMENTS, WITH A MINIMUM AT NIGHT TIME IN THE REGION OF 3 A.M. THE FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF THE NIGHT TIME MEAN LEVEL IS SHOWN IN FORM OF A HISTOGRAM; IN ADDITION THE APPROXIMATE PATTERN OF THE INTEGRATED FREQUENCY LEVEL IS SHOWN. IT WAS ESTABLISHED THAT THE GUIDE VALUES APPLICABLE FOR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL AREAS HAD BEEN OBSERVED ONLY IN ABOUT 40% OF THE AREAS INVESTIGATED. IT HAS TO BE BORNE IN MIND, HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE AREAS INVESTIGATED WHICH HAD BEEN PLANNED OR BUILT DURING A PERIOD IN WHICH THE QUESTION OF NOISE ABATEMENT PLAYED A SECONDARY PART, IN NO CASE HAD NOISE ABATEMENT MEASUREMENTS BEEN TAKEN DURING THE PLANNING OR BUILDING STAGES.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 132-5
  • Serial:
    • Kampf dem Laerm
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: VJF Lehmanns Verlag
    • ISSN: 0022-8249

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01301054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:06AM