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Valuation of road traffic noise profiles
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301), Transport and Location Analysis (closed 20110301).
2009 (English)In: 38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009, 2009, 2161-2168 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Swedish noise values are today based on a study concerning hedonic price values. The valuation of the average noise levels assumes that there is no difference between different noise profiles, i.e. how the noise level varies throughout the day. In order to be able to take appropriate measures towards noise problems, it is important to know to what extent the noise profile matters. The project aims at researching how the noise value depends on the road traffic noise profile. It further aims at studying how values are affected by the type of activity in which the noise disturbance occurs (being out in the garden/try to sleep in the bedroom). Our method is to use stated preference techniques (pair wise choices) to elicit noise profile values. Respondents listen to and evaluate noise profile where we vary the level of background noise, frequency of noise events and the noise level of the events. This paper also discusses possibilities to estimate willingness to pay for changes in different components of noise profiles.

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2009. 2161-2168 p.
Keyword [en]
Background noise, Hedonic prices, Noise disturbance, Noise events, Noise levels, Noise problems, Noise profile, Road traffic noise, Stated preferences, Willingness to pay, Acoustic noise, Exhibitions, Noise pollution
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Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-151903ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84869986826ISBN: 978-161567690-3OAI: diva2:748962
38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009, 23 August 2009 through 26 August 2009, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Available from: 2014-09-22 Created: 2014-09-22 Last updated: 2014-09-22Bibliographically approved

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