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  Traffic flow measures are usually implemented to improve traffic flow, traffic safety and/or to environmentally improve a neighborhood. The latter may include noise considerations, but it is seldom the main issue when establishing traffic calming, home zones and similar initiatives which may reduce the traffic volumes on streets and in areas with dwellings. In some cases the response of those living along the road may be that the noise situation has in fact deteriorated when various traffic flow measures are implemented. In this report traffic flow measures are assessed not only with regards to their impact on noise levels, but also their effect on the annoyance experienced by those living along the road. Although noise regulation and abatement for practical reasons is based on noise levels, the overall aim must be to reduce the annoyance, sleep disturbance and adverse health effects that the noise may cause. These effects should therefore be considered in any scheme.
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created: Ferenc Rajcsanyi, 13.05.2009 15:54:00
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