TRAFFIC NOISE CONTROL IN LAND USE PLANNING

The Ministry of the Environment has, over the past six years, developed broad source-oriented and receiver-oriented environmental noise control programs that cover regulation and policy development, standards setting, enforcement, training and the assessment of new land uses and new projects. The discussion in this paper is limited to the receiver-oriented noise control program aimed at reducing the impact of vehicular traffic noise during the various stages of the planning process. An attempt is made to describe the eight components of the Ontario land use planning program to control noise. The components include legislative power available, the planning process at various levels of government, sound level objectives, identification of feasible noise control measures, preparation of technical publications, administration of an educational program, establishing review and enforcement procedures and audit program to gauge the effectiveness. Since these steps and objectives have proven to be successful over the past four years, they are offered as basic components of a land use planning program to control noise in other jurisdictions. (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. A73-97

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM