Traffic noise in small urban areas

Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Mirakovski, Dejan and Despodov, Zoran and Doneva, Nikolinka (2013) Traffic noise in small urban areas. Transport & Logistics, 13 (27). ISSN 1451-107X

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Traffic noise is often perceived as one of the biggest environmental problems. In order to implement effective measures against the traffic noise the information about its distribution – noise maps - is imperative. Current regulations as much as scientific efforts focuses large metropolitan agglomerations, although two-years (2010-12) research study in Stip (about 50.000 inhabitants) implicate excessive noise levels in the major part of city. Directed monitoring and mapping using SoundPLAN 7.1 Noise and Air Pollution Modeling Software, point to traffic as the principal community noise source, directly linked with measured noise levels. The paper presents road traffic noise measurement and mapping results in small but dynamic city of Stip, pointing to growing concern about noise levels in similar environments all over South Eastern Europe.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 09:24
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 11:10

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