RESPONSE TO ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE - ECONOMICAL APPROACH

Most social surveys on the effect of noise are concerned with the relationship between the annoyance score and the traffic noise level. The article describes a small survey to determine the subjective response of people to road traffic noise in areas of Hong Kong City having the same noise levels but two different social classes. Noise levels were measured and a simple questionnaire, based on that used in the second noise annoyance survey around London (Heathrow) airport, was used. The results are tabulated, and significance tests showed that people of higher education level, or higher income are more annoyed by road traffic noise. Managerial workers are more annoyed than manual workers. These people are also more active in the improvement of their environment. Younger people are more annoyed and more active for improvements than older people. There was no significant difference in the annoyance response of male and female subjects. (TRRL) (TRRL) life are related to the writings of jeremy bentham, whose thinking contributed strongly to the foundation of university college London 150 years ago.(a)

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  • Authors:
    • Ko, NWM
    • Wong, VLP
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00319602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM