NOISE IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS: RESULTS OF FIELD STUDIES

A TECHNICAL STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OF THE NOISE ENVIRONMENT OF URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS. A MAJOR PORTION OF THE STUDY CONSISTED OF A COMPILATION OF PERTINENT DATA CONTAINED IN THE TECHNICAL LITERATURE. SEVERAL SPECIFIC STUDIES WERE DESIGNED TO GENERATE ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING INFORMATION. A LIMITED SOCIAL SURVEY IS DESCRIBED WHICH WAS DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF VARIOUS URBAN AND SUBURBAN NOISE SOURCES. A BRIEF QUESTIONNAIRE WAS PREPARED FOR THE LIMITED SOCIAL SURVEY CONDUCTED. THE SURVEY CORROBORATED THE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS WORKERS, SHOWING THAT TRAFFIC NOISE IS GENERALLY THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF BOTHER, BUT OTHER SOURCES, PARTICULARLY NEIGHBORHOOD-GENERATED NOISES (ANIMALS, CHILDREN, AND NEIGHBORS) CAN BE OF IMPORTANCE COMPARABLE TO TRAFFIC. RESULTS ARE REPORTED OF TRAFFIC STUDIES MADE IN THIS PROGRAM AND SIMPLE ENGINEERING PROCEDURES ARE PRESENTED FOR ESTIMATING MEAN VALUES OF TRAFFIC NOISE. RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A SERIES OF NOISE REDUCTION MEASUREMENTS MADE ON RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK, BOSTON, AND LOS ANGELES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 49 Pp, 14 FIG, 9 TAB, 9 REF, 2 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Technical Studies Program
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1967-1

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  • Accession Number: 00239855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1994 12:00AM