BUILDINGS ALONG A BUSY HIGHWAY

DE RANDBEBOUWING LANGS EEN DRUKKE VERKEERSWEG

The average sound emission of vehicles needs to be diminished by 5 db(a) in the short term. Without this there will be no real town planning possible. However, a reduction of the vehicle sound emission along busy highways will not be sufficient. The rest of the needed noise reduction must be made by noise barriers, of which screening by continuous (terrace) buildings is considered particularly. In this case the total width of the road can be small, which leads to favourable land use, while also the separating effect of such a road is minimized. The acoustic models, used for forecasting the sound levels, are accurate for use but not for town planning practice. A methodology must be developed in which the acoustical aspects of a plan can be tested with reference to the other aspects of town planning. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Delft University of Technology

    Stevinweg 1
    Delft,   Netherlands  2600 GA
  • Authors:
    • Nijs, L
    • Kranendonk, F
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM