Embedded parks in Quiet Zones
2012 (English)In: 41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2012, INTER-NOISE 2012: Volume 4, 2012, 2012, 3024-3035 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
One of the targets of the European project "CityHush Acoustically Green Road Vehicles and City Areas" under the 7th Framework Program is to support city administrations to eliminate harmful effects of noise exposure and decrease levels of transport noise, especially in urban areas. A particular attention has been paid to investigating boundary conditions and maximum noise gains especially for parks embedded in Q-zones where only quiet low emission vehicles are tolerated. Other vehicles are banned or subject to a noise fee for entering the quiet zone. Within the CityHush project existing noise levels in different parks of European cities were determined and the influence of local parameters on the noise situation, such as size of a Qzone, was investigated. Moreover a variation of noise fees and traffic restrictions as well as different percentages of low noise vehicle ownerships inside the Q-zone and outside (countrywide) was evaluated. Based on different noise and annoyance criteria possibilities and limits to reduce noise in the city environment will be shown, based on studies carried out for 5 European cities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 3024-3035 p.
European project, Framework program, Harmful effects, Local parameters, Low emission vehicles, Traffic restrictions, Transport noise, Vehicle ownership
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129808ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883575175ISBN: 978-162748560-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129808DiVA: diva2:653911
41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2012, INTER-NOISE 2012; New York, NY; United States; 19 August 2012 through 22 August 2012
QC 201310072013-10-072013-10-042013-10-07Bibliographically approved