EFFECTIVENESS OF SHIELDING IN REDUCING ADVERSE IMPACTS OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC NOISE

Construction of noise barriers or other forms of shielding between residential areas and noisy roadways is one of several approaches to reducing community noise levels Some studies have suggested that the psychological effect of such shielding is greater than its acoustical effect. This suggestion was tested by using home interview data from five pairs of residential sites. The two sites that made up each pair experienced the same noise level at dwellings but had different types of shielding or barriers. It appears that there is no psychological effect for road traffic noise specifically but that there is an effect for attitudes toward overall community noise. This psychological effect appears to be negative for solid noise barriers, low for single rows of trees, and highest for a rows of intervening housing. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 33-38
  • Monograph Title: Effects of transportation on the community
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028310
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 811
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM