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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translated from French Cahiers du Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment N88 (Oct 1967)-Cahier 762, p 1-12.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Authors:
    • Lamure, C
    • Bacelon, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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