TRAFFIC NOISE MEASUREMENTS AND THEIR RELATION WITH ANNOYANCE

The paper reports on part of a large scale traffic noise survey in two Belgian cities: Antwerp and Brussels. Continuous 24-hour measurements are done at 40 places in Antwerp, while the total observation periods at 25 places in Brussels are reduced to 12 hours. The measurement sites cover the whole range from very quiet places to very noisy, and they present mainly free flowing traffic conditions. In order to study the effect of parameters which influence the sound level, series of additional measurements are simultaneously executed, e.g. in respect with street width, street height, ground cover, traffic lights, etc. For fluctuating noises, such as traffic noise, the only way to have an idea about annoyance by traffic noise is to do enquiries. In Antwerp about 1300 inhabitants are interviewed, and in Brussels 500.

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  • Pagination: p. 605-608

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  • Accession Number: 00193841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM