THE NUISANCE DUE TO THE NOISE OF AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC: AN INVESTIGATION IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF FREEWAYS
An inquiry was held among 400 people living near freeways in an attempt to determine the characteristics of traffic noise nuisance. A nuisance index was compiled, based on the answers to a questionnaire. Nuisance expressed in these terms was then compared with the noise level measured on the most exposed side of each building. Correlation between the nuisance indexes and the average noise levels is quite good for dwellings with facades parallel to the freeway. At equal noise levels on the most exposed side, the nuisance given for these latter dwellings is lower than for others.
- Translated from French Cahiers du Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment N88 (Oct 1967)-Cahier 762, p 1-12.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20546
- Lamure, C
- Bacelon, M
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Annoyance; Automobiles; City planning; Crash exposure; Crash investigation; Environment; Environmental quality; Freeways; Human factors engineering; Motor reactions; Noise; Noise control; Perception; Pollution; Residential areas; Sound level; Studies; Traffic noise
- Uncontrolled Terms: Exposure; Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Human reactions; Noise intensity; Noise sound; Subjective
- Subject Areas: Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00327444
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-75812, HS-030 944
- Contract Numbers: NASW-3198
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1983 12:00AM