TRAIL BIKE NOISE AND ITS CONNOTATIONS AS A SOURCE OF ANNOYANCE TO RECREATIONAL GROUPS ON FOREST COMMISSION LAND

This thesis was submitted to Monash University in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of master of environmental science. Trail bike noises at five sound levels and four different scenes were presented to three recreational groups in order to investigate how trail bike noise annoyance is influenced by connotation, under forest conditions. The subject groups, comprising bush walkers, four wheel drive enthusiasts and picnickers were to register their annoyance on a handgrip dynamometer. It was found that annoyance response of the group were differentially affected according to the scenes of environmentally damaging trail bikes. Noise itself was also a parameter with which one could differentiate between groups' annoyance responses. The dominant aspect of the annoyance response of all groups was due to the subjective boundaries of the noise. The annoyance plot thus followed Stephens' psychological law, a log law, for subjective loudness. /Author/

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    Monash University

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    Clayton, Victoria  Australia  3800
  • Authors:
    • Dellora, G B
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM